7 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

Start: Erie
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Erie

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sanibel Island day trip planning tool .

Erie to Sanibel Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Erie in July, with highs in Sanibel Island at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Periwinkle Place ©
Periwinkle Place
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Sanibel Public Library ©
Sanibel Public Library

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Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a stroll through Fifth Avenue South, get some fabulous bargains at Miromar Outlets, and then head outdoors with Snook Hut Bait & Tackle. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Coconut Point Mall, then hunt for treasures at Trico Shrimp Co, and then kick back and relax at Fort Myers Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Fort Myers Beach attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Fort Myers Beach takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Shopping Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trips

Estero, Snook Hut Bait & Tackle, Fifth Avenue South
Highlights from your plan
Miromar Outlets ©
Miromar Outlets
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Coconut Point Mall ©
Coconut Point Mall

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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

You can plan Marco Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Fort Myers Beach to Marco Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 26th (Fri), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then stop by Just/Because, and then kick back and relax at Siesta Beach. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Ted Sperling Park, then pick up some local products at Detwiler's Farm Market, and then revel in the low prices at Ellenton Premium Outlets.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sarasota trip site .

Drive from Marco Island to Sarasota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sarasota can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Shopping Adventure

Side Trips

Ellenton Premium Outlets, Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ellenton Premium Outlets ©
Ellenton Premium Outlets