8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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Sanibel Island
— 1 day
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Sarasota
— 2 nights

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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 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bowman's Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sanibel Island trip itinerary planner.

South Bend to Sanibel Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, subway, and taxi. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from South Bend in January, with highs in Sanibel Island at 75°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
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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. On the 11th (Mon), pick up some local products at Marco Island Farmers Market, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk around Frank E. Mackle Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at South Marco Beach, then make a trip to Marco Island Center for the Arts, then take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marco Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Sanibel Island to Marco Island takes 1.5 hours. In January in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Naples

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates & Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve), Cullum’s Bonita Trail (in Bonita Springs) and Fort Myers Beach (in Fort Myers Beach).

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples road trip planning app.

Naples is just a stone's throw from Marco Island. In January, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Must see
Naples Pier
4.6

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Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Ringling, look for all kinds of wild species at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sarasota online vacation planner.

Drive from Naples to Sarasota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Naples in January, Sarasota is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Siesta Beach
4.6
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Art Museum
The Ringling
4.7

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