8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Florida sightseeing planner

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Route & dates

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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
2
Marco Island
— 1 night
3
Naples
— 3 nights
4
Siesta Key
— 2 nights

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 19th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, and then walk around Pond Apple Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sanibel Island using our trip planner.

Huntsville to Sanibel Island is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Sanibel Island is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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J.N. ©
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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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 20th (Mon), stroll around Frank E. Mackle Park, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigertail Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Marco Island day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. In July in Marco Island, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tigertail Beach ©
Tigertail Beach
Frank E. Mackle Park ©
Frank E. Mackle Park

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Naples

Naples ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Congo River Golf (in Bonita Springs), Fort Myers Beach (Fort Myers Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Edison and Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip maker app.

Naples is just a short distance from Marco Island. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Congo River Golf, Edison and Ford Winter Estates
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Myakka River State Park, thenstroll through Siesta Key Beach, and then stroll through Siesta Beach. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, take an in-depth tour of The Ringling, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siesta Key travel route app.

Drive from Naples to Siesta Key in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Siesta Key are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sarasota, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Myakka River State Park ©
Myakka River State Park