8 days in Southwest Florida & Traverse City Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Florida & Traverse City Itinerary

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Sanibel Island
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
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Naples
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Siesta Key
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 1 day

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island sightseeing planner.

Detroit to Sanibel Island is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in February: high temperatures in Sanibel Island hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates

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Marco Island

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. On the 13th (Thu), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then hike along Kirby Storter Roadside Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marco Island visit planner.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Marco Island sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours

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Naples

Naples ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then take a leisurely stroll along Naples Pier. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Naples Botanical Garden, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Myers Beach.

Before you visit Naples, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Naples takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in February, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Naples Pier ©
Naples Pier
Naples Botanical Garden ©
Naples Botanical Garden
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach

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Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): walk around Siesta Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at The Ringling.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Siesta Key holiday maker.

You can drive from Naples to Siesta Key in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Siesta Key are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ©
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City tour planning app.

Getting from Siesta Key to Traverse City by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. Traveling from Siesta Key in February, things will get much colder in Traverse City: highs are around 30°F and lows about 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

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Beer Tastings & Tours
Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products ©
Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products

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