4 days in Sanibel Island, Captiva Island & Fort Myers Itinerary

4 days in Sanibel Island, Captiva Island & Fort Myers Itinerary

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Sanibel Island
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Captiva Island
— 1 night
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Fort Myers
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Sanibel Island — 1 night

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Sanibel Island Lighthouse, and then stop by Three Crafty Ladies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island journey planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Sanibel Island is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Sanibel Island sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Captiva Island.
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Captiva Island — 1 night

On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Captiva Island Historical Society's History Gallery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Captiva Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Captiva Island trip planner.

Captiva Island is very close to Sanibel Island. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort Myers.
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Fort Myers — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Edison and Ford Winter Estates and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Myers online route planner.

You can drive from Captiva Island to Fort Myers in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Fort Myers sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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