10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Drive:  24​h
1
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sanibel Island
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Buffalo

2
nights
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 3rd (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Smallwood Store, and then look for gifts at Island Trends. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get a taste of the local shopping with Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery, and then hunt for treasures at Marco Island Farmers Market-Wednesday- Mid November to Mid April.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marco Island online road trip planner .

Buffalo to Marco Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Marco Island is much hotter than Buffalo - with highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ochopee, Smallwood Store, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Smallwood Store ©
Smallwood Store
Island Trends ©
Island Trends

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Best of Everything, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Celebration Community Beach Church, then contemplate the long history of Naples Historical Society, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vanderbilt Beach. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Coconut Point Mall.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naples tour planning tool .

You can drive from Marco Island to Naples in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Naples

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coconut Point Mall, Vanderbilt Beach
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Coconut Point Mall ©
Coconut Point Mall
Naples Historical Society ©
Naples Historical Society
Best of Everything ©
Best of Everything

4
nights
Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Shop till you drop at Gene's Bookstore and 2 Islands Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gulfside Beach and Tarpon Bay Beach. Explore Sanibel Island's surroundings by going to Fort Myers (Edison Park & Burroughs Home & Gardens) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Cape Coral). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Whitney's Bait and Tackle, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Apple Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sanibel Island trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. October in Sanibel Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Captiva Island, Cape Coral, Fort Myers
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea ©
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea

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