16 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Florida itinerary planner
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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Miami International Airport, Drive to Naples
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Punta Gorda
— 2 nights
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Bradenton
— 4 nights
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Drive to Tampa International Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Wilkes-Barre

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Naples — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Edison and Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers) and Fort Myers Beach (Fort Myers Beach, Lovers Key State Park, &more).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Naples trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Wilkes-Barre to Naples is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wilkes-Barre in May: high temperatures in Naples hover around 88°F and lows are around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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. Step out of Marco Island with an excursion to Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront activity at Marco Island Marina, kick back and relax at South Marco Beach, and stroll through Tigertail Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip planner.

Marco Island is just a stone's throw from Naples. In May, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sanibel Island.
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Sanibel Island — 3 nights

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Sanibel Island is known for parks, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, admire all the interesting features of Sanibel Causeway, shop like a local with Sanibel Island Farmer's Market, and enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sanibel Island trip site.

You can drive from Marco Island to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Punta Gorda.
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Punta Gorda — 2 nights

Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Fishermen's Village, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Gorda Nature Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Venice Fishing Pier and then kick back and relax at Caspersen Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Punta Gorda day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Punta Gorda takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Punta Gorda can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Bradenton.
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Bradenton — 4 nights

Bradenton boasts a handful of historical buildings, but its real claim to fame is as the home of Tropicana Products and its quirky culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bradenton: Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key) and Sarasota (Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, St. Armands Circle, &more). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Ringling and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bradenton online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Punta Gorda to Bradenton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Bradenton are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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