30 days in Punta Gorda, Sarasota & Lakeland Itinerary

30 days in Punta Gorda, Sarasota & Lakeland Itinerary

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Punta Gorda
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Punta Gorda

— 8 nights
Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Punta Gorda: Boca Grande (Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande Beach, &more), Useppa Island (in Bokeelia) and Englewood (Stump Pass Beach State Park & Englewood Beach). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Peace River Wildlife Center, stroll around Atwater Community Park, and go for a stroll along the water at Fishermen's Village.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Punta Gorda trip planner.

Orlando to Punta Gorda is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. June in Punta Gorda sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Punta Gorda

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Sarasota

— 16 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarasota: Bradenton Beach (Bradenton Beach City Pier & Bradenton Beach), Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve (in Indian Rocks Beach) and Clearwater (Clearwater Beach, Gypsy Salt Water Charters, &more). Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, identify plant and animal life at Myakka River State Park, stroll around Siesta Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sarasota road trip planner.

Drive from Punta Gorda to Sarasota in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lakeland.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Lakeland

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Lakeland side-trips: Rainbow River (in Dunnellon), Legoland Florida Resort (in Winter Haven) and Sholom Park (in Ocala).

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lakeland trip planner.

Getting from Sarasota to Lakeland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lakeland can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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