8 days in Sarasota, Naples & Destin Itinerary

8 days in Sarasota, Naples & Destin Itinerary

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8 days in Sarasota, Naples & Destin Itinerary

Start: Duluth
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Miramar Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Duluth

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 13th (Thu), kick back and relax at Bradenton Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Point, and then take a leisurely stroll along Riverwalk. On the next day, look for gifts at Keffie's ecoChic Boutique, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then kick back and relax at Crescent Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sarasota journey website .

Duluth to Sarasota is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Duluth to Sarasota. In June, Sarasota is warmer than Duluth - with highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bradenton Beach, Riverwalk, Crescent Beach, Bean Point
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Bean Point ©
Bean Point
Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach

3
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Sanibel Causeway and Lakes Regional Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery (in Cape Coral) and South Marco Beach (in Marco Island). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, do a tasting at The Naples Winery, kick back and relax at Keewaydin Island, and stroll through Clam Pass Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naples trip builder app .

Getting from Sarasota to Naples by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marco Island, Sanibel Causeway, Lakes Regional Park, Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Keewaydin Island ©
Keewaydin Island

1
night
Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. On the 18th (Tue), take in the waterfront activity at HarborWalk Marina, then contemplate the waterfront views at Destin Harbor, and then get your game on at Escape Zone 60, Destin. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Waterfront Gifts and Art, buy something for everyone on your list at Destin Commons, and then stroll through Crystal Sands Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Miramar Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Naples to Miramar Beach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Miramar Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Destin
Highlights from your plan
Destin Harbor ©
Destin Harbor
Crystal Sands Beach ©
Crystal Sands Beach
HarborWalk Marina ©
HarborWalk Marina

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