7 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
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Fort Myers Beach
— 1 night
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
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Sarasota
— 2 nights

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): let little ones run wild at Sanibel Community Playground.

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New York City to Sanibel Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Sanibel Island at 91°F and lows at 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Gulfside Beach ©
Gulfside Beach
Sanibel Community Playground ©
Sanibel Community Playground
St. Isabel Catholic Church ©
St. Isabel Catholic Church

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Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fort Myers Beach day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Fort Myers Beach in an hour. June in Fort Myers Beach sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to Marco Island.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Marco Island

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. On the 15th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Otter Mound Preserve, then kick back and relax at Cape Romano, then kick back and relax at Keewaydin Island, and finally stop by Keep In Touch. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Capri Paddlecraft Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marco Island journey planner.

You can drive from Fort Myers Beach to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cape Romano ©
Cape Romano
Keewaydin Island ©
Keewaydin Island
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Coquina Baywalk, browse the eclectic array of goods at Beach Market at Coquina Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cortez Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Save Our Seabirds, and then walk around South Lido Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sarasota tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Sarasota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Coquina Baywalk, Coquina Beach, Cortez Beach, Beach Market at Coquina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Save Our Seabirds ©
Save Our Seabirds
Beach Market at Coquina Beach ©
Beach Market at Coquina Beach