12 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

12 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Fort Lauderdale, Bus to Naples, FL - McDonalds
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Naples
— 4 nights
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Punta Gorda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bradenton
— 4 nights
Fly

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Naples

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Lovers Key State Park (in Fort Myers Beach), Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center (in Davie).

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naples day trip website.

Chicago to Naples is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Naples is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Naples reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Punta Gorda.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Naples Pier ©
Must see
Naples Pier
4.6

3
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Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta Gorda: Escape Rooms Unlocked (in North Port), Englewood (Manasota Key Beach & Stump Pass Beach State Park) and Venice (Spas & Wellness, Venice Beach, &more). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Peace River Wildlife Center, see the interesting displays at Muscle Car City Museum, and stroll through Fishermen's Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Punta Gorda day trip planning app.

Drive from Naples to Punta Gorda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Punta Gorda when traveling from Naples in January, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Bradenton.

Things to do in Punta Gorda

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Escape Rooms Unlocked ©
Room Escape Game
Escape Rooms Unlocked
4.9

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Bradenton

Friendly City

Bradenton boasts a handful of historical buildings, but its real claim to fame is as the home of Tropicana Products and its quirky culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Bradenton side-trips: Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center (in Apollo Beach), Sarasota (AlexArt International Art Gallery, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, &more) and The Dali Museum (in St. Petersburg). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Ringling, identify plant and animal life at Robinson Nature Preserve, contemplate the long history of The Powel Crosley Estate, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bradenton trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Punta Gorda to Bradenton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bradenton

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Ringling ©
Must see
The Ringling
4.7
The Dali Museum ©
Art Museum
The Dali Museum
4.6
Siesta Beach ©
Must see
Siesta Beach
4.6