8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 13th (Sat), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then stop by Just/Because, and then walk around Siesta Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sarasota trip itinerary builder tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Sarasota is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Sarasota is minus 6 hours. In July, Sarasota is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Siesta Beach
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Just/Because ©
Just/Because

2
nights
Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Trico Shrimp Co, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Myers Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue South, browse the different shops at Miromar Outlets, and then head outdoors with Snook Hut Bait & Tackle.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Myers Beach journey tool .

Drive from Sarasota to Fort Myers Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Shopping Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fifth Avenue South, Miromar Outlets, Snook Hut Bait & Tackle
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Fifth Avenue South ©
Fifth Avenue South
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, take in the exciting artwork at Tower Gallery, and then stroll through Bowman's Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island planner .

Getting from Fort Myers Beach to Sanibel Island by car takes about an hour. July in Sanibel Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

3
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then stop by Keep In Touch. On the next day, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marco Island day trip planning site .

Drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing