31 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

31 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Gulf Coast travel route planner

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Sanibel Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Marco Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Naples
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Sarasota
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Atlanta

5
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Sanibel Island Lighthouse. Explore Sanibel Island's surroundings by going to Captiva Island (Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea, 2 Islands Gallery, &more) and Cape Coral (in Cape Coral). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, cruise along Sanibel Causeway, head outdoors with Whitney's Bait and Tackle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Blind Pass Beach Park.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island day trip app.

Atlanta to Sanibel Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

6
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. Bring the kids along to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Tigertail Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of the Everglades (in Everglades City) and Ochopee (H.P. Williams Roadside Park & Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Keewaydin Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Capri Paddlecraft Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and head off the coast to Cape Romano.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip planner.

Getting from Sanibel Island to Marco Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Marco Island are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ochopee, Museum of the Everglades
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Tigertail Beach ©
Tigertail Beach
Keewaydin Island ©
Keewaydin Island

10
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Kids will enjoy Naples Pier and Revs Institute. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Fort Myers (Lakes Regional Park, IMAG History & Science Center, &more), Fort Myers Beach (Ostego Bay Marine Science Center, Fort Myers Beach, &more) and Bonita Springs (Barefoot Beach Preserve, Cullum’s Bonita Trail, &more).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip planning app.

Naples is just a short distance from Marco Island. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs
Highlights from your plan
Naples Pier ©
Naples Pier
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens ©
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

9
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and The Ringling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarasota: Englewood (Manasota Key Beach, Stump Pass Beach State Park, &more), Venice (Venice Beach & Caspersen Beach) and Bradenton (Robinson Nature Preserve & Cortez Beach). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at St. Armands Circle, explore the activities along Bayfront Park, get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Sarasota National Cemetery.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sarasota trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Naples to Sarasota by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sarasota can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Punta Gorda, Englewood, Bradenton, Venice, Boca Grande
Highlights from your plan
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium ©
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
The Ringling ©
The Ringling