9 days in Miami, Southwest Gulf Coast & Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

9 days in Miami, Southwest Gulf Coast & Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Miami
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Naples
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarasota
— 1 night
Fly
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Mobile
— 1 night
Drive
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Orange Beach
— 1 night
Fly

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Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Sandal Kingdom). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, and stroll through South Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Miami route planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Miami. In March, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Marco Island

— 1 night
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 29th (Mon), stroll around Canine Cove, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll around Frank E. Mackle Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marco Island online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Miami to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Naples

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Naples Pier, then take in nature's colorful creations at Naples Botanical Garden, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naples holiday planner.

Naples is just a short distance from Marco Island. In March, daytime highs in Naples are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Sarasota

— 1 night
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get engrossed in the history at The Ringling, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, and finally shop like a local with AlexArt International Art Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarasota itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sarasota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Sarasota are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Sarasota

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Mobile

— 1 night
On the 1st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile, then learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sarasota to Mobile takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sarasota to Mobile, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sarasota in March, things will get little chillier in Mobile: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites

Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orange Beach trip itinerary website.

Getting from Mobile to Orange Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours