17 days in Cape Coral & Marathon Itinerary

17 days in Cape Coral & Marathon Itinerary

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Cape Coral

— 7 nights
Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. Visit Cape Coral and Stump Pass Beach State Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Randell Research Center. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Coral side-trips: Billie Swamp Safari (in Clewiston), Englewood (Englewood Beach, Lemon Bay Park, &more) and Happehatchee Center (in Estero). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Venture Out, look for gifts at Cw Fudge Factory LLC, sample the fine beverages at Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rotary Park Environmental Center.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Coral online road trip planner.

Minneapolis to Cape Coral is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Traveling from Minneapolis to Cape Coral, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Cape Coral to be much warmer, temps between 81°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Cape Coral

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Marathon

— 7 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Popular historic sites such as San Pablo Catholic Church and Nike Missile Site HM-69 are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Key Largo (Sandal Kingdom, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, &more), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Everglades National Park (Anhinga Trail & Gumbo Limbo Trail). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cape Coral to Marathon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Cape Coral in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marathon, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips