16 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

16 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
— 3 nights
5
Bradenton
— 3 nights

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Sanibel Island side-trips: Captiva Island (Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea & 2 Islands Gallery). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, get outside with Whitney's Bait and Tackle, walk around Pond Apple Park, and enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island driving holiday website.

Fort Myers to Sanibel Island is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Captiva Island, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
J.N. ©
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Fort Myers Beach (Wind and Water Sports, Fort Myers Beach, &more) and Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates & Fishing Charters & Tours).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Naples in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Naples are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Marco Island: Ochopee (Kirby Storter Roadside Park & Loop Road). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, step off the mainland to explore Cape Romano, make a trip to Marco Island Center for the Arts, and stop by Keep In Touch.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marco Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Naples to Marco Island takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Punta Gorda.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ochopee
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Romano ©
Cape Romano
Tigertail Beach ©
Tigertail Beach

3
nights
Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. Explore Punta Gorda's surroundings by going to Manasota Key Beach (in Englewood), Nokomis Groves (in Nokomis) and Caspersen Beach (in Venice). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Boca Grande Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Peace River Wildlife Center, and tee off at Riverwood Golf and Country Club.

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

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Punta Gorda takes 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 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bradenton.

Things to do in Punta Gorda

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Boca Grande, Manasota Key Beach, Riverwood Golf and Country Club, Nokomis Groves, Caspersen Beach
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key) and Sarasota (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ringling, stop by Sarasota Architectural Salvage - Downtown, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, and get outside with Inshore Addict Charters.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bradenton trip website.

Traveling by car from Punta Gorda to Bradenton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bradenton can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bradenton

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

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

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