5 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

5 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Sarasota
— 1 night
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Fort Myers
— 2 nights
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Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Myakka River State Park, then contemplate the long history of Ca d'Zan, and then see the interesting displays at The Ringling.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarasota trip planner.

New York City to Sarasota is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Sarasota to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 92°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

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Fort Myers

You've now added Naples Pier to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), walk around Manatee Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fleamasters Fleamarket, then take in nature's colorful creations at Edison and Ford Winter Estates, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Naples Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach and then identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Myers trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Fort Myers takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Fort Myers sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours