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2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

Dingwall, United...
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2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

Mid July we have 3 days in Miami, 3 days in Naples, then 2 days spare before we have to get back to Miami for flight.

Any ideas?

Any other nice coastal resorts, relaxing, food, drink, sights etc. Two forty-somethings.

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1. Re: 2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

Why not do it another way round? Why not 3 days Miami, and 2 days somewhere, and 3 days Naples?

If so, you could fit in Captiva or Islamorada in the keys to your schedule.

Basically, there isn't anywhere beach wise between Naples and Miami except Marco Island.

They aren't that far apart that you can't catch a flight from MIA leaving Naples.

Dingwall, United...
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2. Re: 2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

Hotels already fixed. Is there anywhere 2-3hrs up coast from Naples worth a 1 or 2 day visit - before drive back to Miami?

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3. Re: 2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

Stuart,

you could look at Sanibel island, Anna Maria Island (but heading further away) or go over to the Atlantic coast (Fort Lauderdale or some of the many places along he coast).

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4. Re: 2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

Yes, going north from naples you can go to Sanibel or Captiva. South Seas resort in Captiva would be my pick.

Then Gasparilla island, Boca Grande, or Siesta or Lido Keys off DT Sarasota. I love Anna Maria island, my favourite.

Dingwall, United...
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5. Re: 2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

Thanks for the ideas. I suspect I'll end up staying an extra 2 days in Naples, and do day-trips up the coast.

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6. Re: 2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

Great decision! check out Sanibel/Captiva it is beautiful... and Ft Myers Beach both not that far from Naples but different vibe. Enjoy the beaches and seeing the dolphins and wildlife and different restaurants on the beach, FMB has many waterfront restaurants. In this heat in the summer I would not want to be driving around all day ....maybe rent a pontoon boat at FMB and check out Lovers Key on FMB. And you will have only a two hr drive back to the East Coast.

Relax and enjoy the beautiful SW coast.

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7. Re: 2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

I like Naples, but prefer all the other islands mentionned. I'd choose one for a 2 day trip.

And you won't get the full effect of staying on any island by day trip. No sunset coctails (you'll be driving) and no early morning beach strolls.

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8. Re: 2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

Have you considered Key Largo?

Dingwall, United...
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9. Re: 2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

True. I'm going to leave the 2 days open and decide when in Naples. I'm told I shouldnt have any problems finding hotel vacancies at that time (last week in July).

Dingwall, United...
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10. Re: 2 days spare between Naples and Miami...

Key Largo I plan to visit during my 3 days in Miami.