8 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Gulf Coast trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Miami International Airport, Drive to Everglades City
1
Everglades City
— 1 day
Drive
2
Fort Myers Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sarasota
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Everglades City

— 1 day
Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Everglades City driving holiday planning tool.

Paris, France to Everglades City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Everglades City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Everglades City

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach

— 3 nights
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Myers Beach: Edison and Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Punta Gorda) and Naples (Revs Institute & Naples Pier). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Fort Myers Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fort Myers Beach itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Everglades City to Fort Myers Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Fort Myers Beach, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Sarasota

— 4 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Step out of Sarasota with an excursion to Horseback Riding Tours in Bradenton--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ringling, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, and look for gifts at Just/Because.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sarasota holiday app.

Drive from Fort Myers Beach to Sarasota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Sarasota sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Fishing Charters & Tours