6 days in Sanibel Island, Vanderbilt Beach & Destin Itinerary

6 days in Sanibel Island, Vanderbilt Beach & Destin Itinerary

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6 days in Sanibel Island, Vanderbilt Beach & Destin Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Vanderbilt Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Sandestin
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Nashville

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): browse the collection at Sanibel Public Library. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, then examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bailey's General Store.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island trip planning app .

Nashville to Sanibel Island is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Sanibel Island. Traveling from Nashville in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sanibel Island, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vanderbilt Beach.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Sanibel Island Lighthouse ©
Sanibel Island Lighthouse

1
night
Vanderbilt Beach

Vanderbilt Beach
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Vanderbilt Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vanderbilt Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Vanderbilt Beach in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vanderbilt Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sandestin.

Things to do in Vanderbilt Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center

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nights
Sandestin

Sandestin ©
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2400acre destination resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, United States, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to The Village of Baytowne Wharf, then make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, then immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, and finally stop by Waterfront Gifts and Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): stroll around Destin Dog Park, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Zone 60, Destin, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Destin Harbor.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sandestin driving holiday website .

Drive from Vanderbilt Beach to Sandestin in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vanderbilt Beach to Sandestin. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandestin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Destin, Waterfront Gifts and Art
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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Destin Harbor Boardwalk ©
Destin Harbor Boardwalk
The Village of Baytowne Wharf ©
The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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