9 days in Southwest Gulf Coast, Savannah & Fairhope Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Gulf Coast, Savannah & Fairhope Itinerary

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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Naples
— 1 night
Fly
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Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fairhope
— 2 nights
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Sanibel Island — 1 night

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Sanibel Causeway and then examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Captiva Beach and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sanibel Island trip planner.

Houston to Sanibel Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston to Sanibel Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in April, you will find days in Sanibel Island are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marco Island.
Outdoors · Transportation · Adventure · Tours
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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 17th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stroll around Frank E. Mackle Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island road trip app.

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Marco Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Naples.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

Naples — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Naples trip maker app.

Naples is very close to Marco Island. In April in Naples, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Savannah.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Savannah — 3 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pin Point Heritage Museum and Colonial Park Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Wormsloe Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and examine the collection at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Savannah is a bit cooler than Naples - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fairhope.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Fairhope — 2 nights

Fairhope is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on a sloping plateau, along the cliffs and shoreline of Mobile Bay. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Fairhope Avenue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alligator Alley, and then view the masterpieces at Christine Linson Gallery. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Meaher State Park and then take in the waterfront at Fairhope Municipal Pier.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fairhope trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savannah to Fairhope in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to Fairhope. In April, daily temperatures in Fairhope can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
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