22 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

22 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Florida travel route maker

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Route & dates

1
Sarasota
— 5 nights
2
Naples
— 7 nights
3
Marco Island
— 4 nights
4
Sanibel Island
— 5 nights

5
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Bean Point (in Anna Maria), Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez) and The Fish Hole Miniature Golf (in Bradenton Beach). There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the masterpieces at The Ringling, browse the different shops at St. Armands Circle, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sarasota day trip planner.

Detroit to Sarasota is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in August; daily highs in Sarasota reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Siesta Key, Venice, Bean Point, Cortez Cultural Center, The Fish Hole Miniature Golf
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
The Ringling ©
The Ringling

7
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates, List Distillery, &more), Fort Myers Beach (Parasailing & Paragliding, Fort Myers Beach Public Library, &more) and Bonita Springs (Barefoot Beach Preserve & Cullum’s Bonita Trail).

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naples route planner.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Miromar Outlets between Naples & Fort Myers
Highlights from your plan
Naples Pier ©
Naples Pier
Revs Institute ©
Revs Institute
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach

4
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. Marco Island is known for adventure, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Tigertail Beach.

Before you visit Marco Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Naples to Marco Island takes an hour. In September in Marco Island, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Romano ©
Cape Romano
Capri Paddlecraft Park ©
Capri Paddlecraft Park

5
nights
Sanibel Island

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: Cape Coral (Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library & Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery) and 2 Islands Gallery (in Captiva Island). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, cruise along Sanibel Causeway, and get lost in a book at Sanibel Public Library.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island trip maker.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Sanibel Island takes 2 hours. In September in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Coral, Captiva Island
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
J.N. ©
Sanibel Public Library ©
Sanibel Public Library