8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
2
Naples
— 3 nights
3
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
4
Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
— 1 night

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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 17th (Fri): make a trip to The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Apple Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sanibel Island road trip site.

Syracuse to Sanibel Island is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Syracuse in July, with highs in Sanibel Island at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
J.N. ©
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Three Crafty Ladies ©
Three Crafty Ladies

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Naples

Naples ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Myers Beach and Lowdermilk Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Naples Pier and Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Tigertail Beach (in Marco Island), Lovers Key State Park (in Fort Myers Beach) and Little Hickory Beach Park (in Bonita Springs).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples online travel planner.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Naples in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Marco Island, Fort Myers Beach, Little Hickory Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Naples Pier ©
Naples Pier
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Ted Sperling Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Key Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Crescent Beach. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, then examine the collection at The Ringling, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Siesta Key online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Naples to Siesta Key in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Siesta Key are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bradenton Beach.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Sarasota
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

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Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island

Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach is a city on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Bean Point.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bradenton Beach online vacation planner.

You can drive from Siesta Key to Bradenton Beach in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bradenton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Bean Point, Coquina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bean Point ©
Bean Point
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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