Situated on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast, and easily accessed from Southwest Florida Regional Airport, Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing and shopping.
The downtown area on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River offers restaurants, boutique shopping and the opportunity to visit the fascinating winter estates of inventors Thomas Edison and Thomas Ford.
Heading away from the bustling downtown, the coastal area around Fort Myers Beach is separated from the mainland by the San Carlos Bay and is haven for local wildlife. The pristine white sands of Lovers Key State Park off excellent opportunities for hiking and there are some great beach-side properties for those looking for a relaxing stay.
Fort Myers Beach is also the departure point for the Key West Express ferry service which takes you to the southernmost point of both Florida and the USA in just three and a half hours.
Suggested itinerary featuring Fort Myers
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Fort Myers, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Fort Myers
- Sanibel Island & Captiva Island 21 miles away
- Naples 36 miles away
- Sarasota 63 miles away
- Anna Maria Island 80 miles away
- Florida 84 miles away
- Tampa 98 miles away
- Clearwater 108 miles away
- Miami 121 miles away
- Orlando 135 miles away
- Islamorada 143 miles away
- Cape Canaveral 144 miles away
- Key West 145 miles away
- Crystal River 163 miles away
- St. Augustine 228 miles away
- Fernandina Beach 280 miles away