8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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Sarasota
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights

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Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Sarasota is known for museums, adventure, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Ringling, admire the natural beauty at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Ted Sperling Park, and contemplate the long history of Ca d'Zan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sarasota trip tool.

New York City to Sarasota is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, Sarasota is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Naples

Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates & Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve) and Fort Myers Beach (Lovers Key State Park & Fort Myers Beach).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naples sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Sarasota to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Naples are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Naples Botanical Garden ©
Naples Botanical Garden

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Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 12th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, cruise along Sanibel Causeway, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sanibel Island day trip site.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sanibel Island takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Boat Tours & Water Sports
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
J.N. ©
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach