8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Huntsville
+2
Fly + Bus + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
1
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Huntsville

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 19th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, and then walk around Pond Apple Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sanibel Island using our trip planner.

Huntsville to Sanibel Island is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Sanibel Island is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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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 20th (Mon), stroll around Frank E. Mackle Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigertail Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marco Island day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 2 hours. In July in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tigertail Beach ©
Tigertail Beach
Frank E. Mackle Park ©
Frank E. Mackle Park

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nights
Naples

Naples ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Congo River Golf (in Bonita Springs), Fort Myers Beach (Fort Myers Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Edison and Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers).

To find photos and tourist information, read our Naples trip site.

Getting from Marco Island to Naples by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Congo River Golf, Edison and Ford Winter Estates
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Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lovers Key State Park ©
Lovers Key State Park

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Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Myakka River State Park, then stroll through Siesta Key Beach, and then stroll through Siesta Beach. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, take an in-depth tour of The Ringling, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siesta Key travel route app.

Drive from Naples to Siesta Key in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Siesta Key are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sarasota, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Myakka River State Park ©
Myakka River State Park
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium ©
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium