14 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

14 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Captiva Island
— 1 night
2
Englewood
— 3 nights
3
Naples
— 3 nights
4
Marco Island
— 3 nights
5
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights

1
night
Captiva Island

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Captiva Island trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Captiva Island is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get warmer in Captiva Island: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Englewood.

Things to do in Captiva Island

Outdoors Transportation Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea ©
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea

3
nights
Englewood

Englewood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte and Sarasota counties in the U.S. Attractions like Stump Pass Beach State Park and Peace River Wildlife Center make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blind Pass Beach and Venice Fishing Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Englewood: Punta Gorda (Sea Grape Gallery, Ponce de Leon Park, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Englewood Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manasota Key Beach.

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You can drive from Captiva Island to Englewood in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Englewood

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Punta Gorda, Venice
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stump Pass Beach State Park ©
Stump Pass Beach State Park
Manasota Key Beach ©
Manasota Key Beach

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Bring the kids along to Edison and Ford Winter Estates and Naples Botanical Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Bonita Springs Public Beach (in Bonita Springs) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Fort Myers).

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Naples day trip planning site.

You can drive from Englewood to Naples in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers, Bonita Springs Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Bonita Springs Public Beach ©
Bonita Springs Public Beach
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens ©
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

3
nights
Marco Island

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. Family-friendly places like South Marco Beach and Frank E. Mackle Park will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keewaydin Island and Marco Island Farmers Market. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll around Winterberry Park, stop by Keep In Touch, and kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Marco Island online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Marco Island takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Marco Island are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Keewaydin Island ©
Keewaydin Island

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sanibel Public Library and Blind Pass Beach Park. Attractions like J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Gulfside Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island travel route planning tool.

Getting from Marco Island to Sanibel Island by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
J.N. ©
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park
Gulfside Beach ©
Gulfside Beach

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