8 days in Venice, Longboat Key & Naples Itinerary

8 days in Venice, Longboat Key & Naples Itinerary

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8 days in Venice, Longboat Key & Naples Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Longboat Key
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Naples
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Venice Fishing Pier. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Caspersen Beach, do a tasting at Catania's Winery, and then take in the waterfront activity at Fishermen's Village.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

Detroit to Venice is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in April, things will get much hotter in Venice: highs are around 81°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Longboat Key.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Catania's Winery, Nokomis Beach, Fishermen's Village
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Caspersen Beach ©
Caspersen Beach
Fishermen's Village ©
Fishermen's Village
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Longboat Key

Longboat Key ©
Longboat Key is a town in Manatee and Sarasota counties along the central west coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Siesta Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through Joan M. Durante Community Park.

Discover how to plan a Longboat Key trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Venice to Longboat Key in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Longboat Key can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Longboat Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Siesta Key
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Spas & Wellness
Joan M. Durante Community Park ©
Joan M. Durante Community Park

4
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Fort Myers Beach (in Fort Myers Beach), Veterans Memorial Park (in Cape Coral) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Marco Island). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Naples Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naples trip planner .

Traveling by car from Longboat Key to Naples takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marco Island, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Veterans Memorial Park, Fort Myers Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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