8 days in Sanibel Island & Fort Myers Itinerary

8 days in Sanibel Island & Fort Myers Itinerary

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Sanibel Island
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Fort Myers
— 5 nights

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and then browse the collection at Sanibel Public Library. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Sanibel Island Lighthouse, then walk around Pond Apple Park, then stop by Adventures In Paradise Outfitters, and finally kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sanibel Island road trip tool.

Roanoke to Sanibel Island is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Roanoke in December: high temperatures in Sanibel Island hover around 80°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
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Sanibel Public Library ©
Sanibel Public Library
Sanibel Island Lighthouse ©
Sanibel Island Lighthouse

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Fort Myers

Fort Myers ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Myers: Naples Pier (in Naples), Sarasota (Siesta Key Rum, Ted Sperling Park, &more) and The Dali Museum (in St. Petersburg).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fort Myers trip maker.

Getting from Sanibel Island to Fort Myers by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Fort Myers sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum

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