14 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

14 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Sarasota
— 4 nights
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Sanibel Island — 2 nights

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Sanibel Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Bowman's Beach, kick back and relax at Captiva Beach, and examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island road trip app.

Berlin, Germany to Sanibel Island is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In July in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Marco Island.
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Marco Island — 3 nights

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. Marco Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Keewaydin Island, explore the landscape on two wheels at Island Bike Shop & Bicycle Rentals, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip planning app.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Marco Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Naples.
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Naples — 4 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Fort Myers Beach (Fort Myers Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and Edison and Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naples online driving holiday planner.

Naples is just a stone's throw from Marco Island. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.
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Sarasota — 4 nights

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Sarasota is known for adventure, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Myakka River State Park, stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Start your trip to Sarasota by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Naples to Sarasota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

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