8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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Sanibel Island
— 1 day
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Sarasota
— 3 nights
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Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
— 1 night

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Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, shop like a local with Tower Gallery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island trip planning website.

Fort Myers to Sanibel Island is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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Boat Tours & Water Sports
J.N. ©
Tower Gallery ©
Tower Gallery

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Naples

Naples ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Goodland (Goodland Boating Park & Reel Kind Fishing and Tours), Brainiaxe and Escapes (in Bonita Springs) and Fort Myers Beach (Lovers Key State Park & Fort Myers Beach).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Naples in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

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Naples Pier ©
Naples Pier
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Reel Kind Fishing and Tours ©
Reel Kind Fishing and Tours

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Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Step out of Sarasota with an excursion to Escape Rooms Unlocked in North Port--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll through Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, walk around Siesta Beach, and don't miss a visit to Siesta Key Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sarasota day trip tool.

Getting from Naples to Sarasota by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Sarasota are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bradenton Beach.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Escape Rooms Unlocked ©
Escape Rooms Unlocked

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Bradenton Beach is a city on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Coquina Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then zoom along the surf with Gulf Islands Adventures.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bradenton Beach trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Sarasota to Bradenton Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bradenton Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bradenton Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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Spas