5 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

5 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Fly
1
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
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9
10
11
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2
nights
Naples

Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Fort Myers Beach (in Fort Myers Beach) and Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates & Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples tour planner.

Rochester to Naples is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Traveling from Rochester to Naples, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Rochester in March; daily highs in Naples reach 79°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, then see the interesting displays at The Ringling, and then buy something for everyone on your list at St. Armands Circle. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Ted Sperling Park, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sarasota trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sarasota in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Shopping · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours