6 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

6 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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6 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Everglades City
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

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Everglades City

Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Everglades City online visit planner .

Dallas to Everglades City is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Everglades City. Traveling from Dallas in July, you will find days in Everglades City are a bit cooler (91°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Everglades City

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours

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Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 2nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Otter Mound Preserve, take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Marco Island Center for the Arts, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigertail Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then shop like a local with Fifth Avenue South.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marco Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Everglades City to Marco Island takes an hour. In July in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Fifth Avenue South
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Sun Harvest Citrus, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stroll through Fort Myers Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Santini Marina Shopping Plaza, and then kick back and relax at Barefoot Beach Preserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fort Myers Beach day trip website .

Getting from Marco Island to Fort Myers Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. July in Fort Myers Beach sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trips

Barefoot Beach Preserve, Sun Harvest Citrus
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Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 6th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, then make a trip to The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island route planner.

Sanibel Island is very close to Fort Myers Beach. In July in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery ©
The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery