15 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
2
Naples
— 4 nights
3
Marco Island
— 3 nights
4
Punta Gorda
— 2 nights
5
Bradenton
— 3 nights

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Sanibel Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, head outdoors with Whitney's Bait and Tackle, and stop by Gene's Bookstore.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island sightseeing planner.

Indianapolis to Sanibel Island is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in August, with highs in Sanibel Island at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Boat Tours & Water Sports
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
J.N. ©
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Fort Myers Beach (Fort Myers Beach & Lovers Key State Park) and Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates & Fishing Charters & Tours).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Naples in 1.5 hours. August in Naples sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers
Highlights from your plan
Naples Pier ©
Naples Pier
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marco Island: Ochopee (Kirby Storter Roadside Park & Loop Road). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Keep In Touch, enjoy the sand and surf at Tigertail Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marco Island trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Marco Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Punta Gorda.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ochopee
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Romano ©
Cape Romano
Tigertail Beach ©
Tigertail Beach

2
nights
Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at The Potters Studio and Gallery and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): head outdoors with Sea Grape Gallery, thenget to know the resident critters at Peace River Wildlife Center, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Manasota Key Beach, and finally stroll through Caspersen Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Punta Gorda trip site.

Drive from Marco Island to Punta Gorda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bradenton.

Things to do in Punta Gorda

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caspersen Beach, Manasota Key Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Manasota Key Beach ©
Manasota Key Beach
Caspersen Beach ©
Caspersen Beach

3
nights
Bradenton

Bradenton ©
Bradenton boasts a handful of historical buildings, but its real claim to fame is as the home of Tropicana Products and its quirky culture.
Explore Bradenton's surroundings by going to Sarasota (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, &more) and Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Ringling, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center, and get to know the resident critters at The Cat Depot.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bradenton tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Punta Gorda to Bradenton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bradenton

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Sarasota, Cortez Cultural Center, Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ringling ©
The Ringling

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