7 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Gulf Coast tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cape Coral
— 1 night
Drive
2
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive
3
Captiva Island
— 1 night
Drive
4
Naples
— 3 nights
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Bus to Fort Lauderdale, Foot to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Fly to Minneapolis

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Cape Coral — 1 night

Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. On the 21st (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then head outdoors with Venture Out.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Coral day trip tool.

Minneapolis to Cape Coral is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, things will get much hotter in Cape Coral: highs are around 81°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sanibel Island.
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Sanibel Island — 1 night

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Hirdie Girdie Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Tower Gallery, and then stroll through Bowman's Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island trip planner.

Drive from Cape Coral to Sanibel Island in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Captiva Island.
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Captiva Island — 1 night

On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Captiva Island trip planner.

Captiva Island is just a stone's throw from Sanibel Island. In March, daytime highs in Captiva Island are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Naples.
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Naples — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates & Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve) and Fort Myers Beach (in Fort Myers Beach).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Captiva Island to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

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