8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sarasota
— 3 nights
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Sanibel Island — 1 night

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): shop like a local with Harbour View Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through Bowman's Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island trip maker site.

Boston to Sanibel Island is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in April, with highs in Sanibel Island at 87°F and lows at 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Naples.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip

Naples — 3 nights

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

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Naples in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Sarasota — 3 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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trot along with a tour on horseback, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, and browse the different shops at St. Armands Circle.

You can plan Sarasota trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Naples to Sarasota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Side Trips