60 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

60 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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60 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

Start: Blue Mountains
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Sarasota
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Matlacha
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Sanibel Island
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples
— 12 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Marco Island
— 11 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Blue Mountains

13
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarasota: Bradenton Beach (Bradenton Beach & Beach Market at Coquina Beach), Venice (Caspersen Beach, Venice Beach, & more) and Englewood (Manasota Key Beach, Stump Pass Beach State Park, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ringling, buy something for everyone on your list at St. Armands Circle, make a trip to Sarasota National Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Sarasota online trip itinerary builder .

Blue Mountains, Canada to Sarasota is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Blue Mountains in March: high temperatures in Sarasota hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Matlacha.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Venice, Bradenton, Siesta Key, Englewood, Bradenton Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

11
nights
Matlacha

Matlacha ©
Matlacha is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Matlacha: Punta Gorda (Fishing Charters & Tours, Blanchard House Museum, & more), Fort Myers Beach (Speed Boats Tours, Fort Myers Beach, & more) and Boca Grande (Boca Grande Guide Service, Boca Grande Historical Society and Museum, & more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Captain Jack Boat Tours, walk around Matlacha Community Park, tee off at Riverwood Golf and Country Club, and take an in-depth tour of Barbara Sumwalt Useppa Island Historical Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Matlacha trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sarasota to Matlacha in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Matlacha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Matlacha

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach, Boca Grande, Port Charlotte
Highlights from your plan
Captain Jack Boat Tours ©
Captain Jack Boat Tours
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

12
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sanibel Island: Fort Myers (Lakes Regional Park, Castle Golf, & more) and Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve (in Cape Coral). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sanibel Island Farmer's Market, examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sanibel Island online travel planner .

You can drive from Matlacha to Sanibel Island in an hour. In April in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers, Captiva Island, Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Sanibel Public Library ©
Sanibel Public Library

12
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Fort Myers (Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Vietnam War Memorial, & more), Fort Myers Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more) and Immokalee (Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch & Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Naples Pier, take in nature's colorful creations at Naples Botanical Garden, identify plant and animal life at Bird Gardens of Naples, and examine the collection at Revs Institute.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples online travel route planner .

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Naples in 1.5 hours. In April in Naples, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Immokalee, Happehatchee Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Naples Botanical Garden ©
Naples Botanical Garden
Corkscrew Swamp ©
Corkscrew Swamp

11
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marco Island: Everglades City (Museum of the Everglades, Speed Boats Tours, & more), Ochopee (Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery, Kirby Storter Roadside Park, & more) and Smallwood Store (in Chokoloskee). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Keewaydin Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marco Island driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Naples to Marco Island by car takes about an hour. In May in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Everglades City, Ochopee, Smallwood Store
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding