7 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Sarasota
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Naples
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Captiva Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Columbia

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Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sarasota road trip app .

Columbia to Sarasota is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Sarasota are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Bradenton Beach.

Things to do in Sarasota

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Room Escape Games

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Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island

Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach is a city on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at The Fish Hole Miniature Golf, then kick back and relax at Bradenton Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Point, and finally identify plant and animal life at Robinson Nature Preserve. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Coquina Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manatee Public Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bradenton Beach City Pier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bradenton Beach day trip planning app .

You can drive from Sarasota to Bradenton Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bradenton Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Bradenton Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Holmes Beach, Robinson Nature Preserve, Bean Point
Highlights from your plan
Bean Point ©
Bean Point
Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach
Robinson Nature Preserve ©
Robinson Nature Preserve

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Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Waterside Shops, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Clam Pass Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

You can drive from Bradenton Beach to Naples in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Naples sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Waterside Shops ©
Waterside Shops

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night
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 4th (Thu), stroll through South Marco Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum, then stroll around Mackle Park, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Marco Island route builder website .

Traveling by car from Naples to Marco Island takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Mackle Park ©
Mackle Park

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Blind Pass Beach Park, look for gifts at Bailey's General Store, then steep yourself in history at Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, then get lost in a book at Sanibel Public Library, and finally take a memorable drive along Sanibel Causeway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island route planner.

You can drive from Marco Island to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Captiva Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sanibel Public Library ©
Sanibel Public Library
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park

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Captiva Island

Captiva Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Captiva Island trip itinerary maker app .

Captiva Island is very close to Sanibel Island. In July, daytime highs in Captiva Island are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Captiva Island

Outdoors Tours Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding