It is recommended to start your holiday with a rental car at Fort Myers Airport and to explore the Gulf of Mexico as well as Florida's interior yourself and to arrange each day of your holiday according to your personal needs. Landing at Fort Myers Airport in Southwest Florida is a perfect place to combine relaxation and an unforgettable holiday. With a rental car from Fort Myers Airport you can start your journey right away and with a few travel tips, a varied, exciting and relaxing holiday is guaranteed.
The first destination is the US city of Fort Myers, located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, only 26 kilometres from Fort Myers airport and near the Gulf of Mexico. It is worth staying here for several days to discover interesting things, relax on the beach or take a day trip to Key West with the passenger ferries. Many accommodations are available here, ranging from simple motels to wellness or luxury hotels.
Worth seeing is the downtown Historic District, which is situated directly on the river and impresses with its historical architecture. Regular events, countless shopping possibilities, cosy cafés on the pier and restaurants with culinary delicacies can be found here. To the right is the Dean Park Historic Residential District, a residential area embedded in tropical and subtropical trees and palm trees. Nature-loving individual travellers will find a quiet zone surrounded by parks.
The best known and most popular beaches are in the direction of the Gulf of Mexico. A trip to Lakes Regional Park by rental car is recommended, about 18 kilometres from Fort Myers and Fort Myers Downtown Airport. Here, miniature cities can be travelled on the park-train, children can choose from countless adventures and playgrounds and many other things can be discovered, so that a whole holiday day should be planned for this.
The southern Gulf Coast is one of Florida's most popular and beautiful beaches and invites you to swim all year round. In less than 40 minutes you can find sun worshippers with a rental car from Fort Myers Airport on the fine white sandy beach "Fort Myers Beach" on the island of "Estero".
The Summlin Road takes you to Sanibel Beach on Sanibel Island in just 15 minutes. Other beaches such as Bowman's Beach and Lighthouse Beach make a beach day in the sunny state of Florida perfect. The Lovers Key Beach is famous for its numerous clams and is located on the way from Fort Myers airport to Naples. The beach is about 45 kilometres from Fort Myers airport.
After about 70 kilometres and 40 minutes drive by rental car from Fort Myers, the metropolis of the rich and beautiful Naples can be reached. The coastal town immerses visitors in a luxurious ambience while at the same time enjoying the idyllic coastline. Naples is also known as the second Palm Beach and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Museums, art exhibitions and historical churches are just a few examples that will inspire people interested in culture. In Everglade City, a boat trip becomes a unique experience with flamingos and dolphins, where tourists can comfortably sail on catamarans or dive deep into the mangroves with motor boats.
48 kilometres inland, we head for the Big Cypress National Preserve. Here, an SUV rental car from Fort Myers proves to be an advantage when entering the slightly elevated nature reserve north of Everglades National Park. Crocodiles, panthers, snakes as well as rare plant species and much more are at home in these nature reserves.
From Fort Myers Airport, the Everglades National Park is less than 2.5 hours from Fort Myers Airport to Miami, the tourist hub of North America that tourists should not miss. Here young and old from almost all nations of the world meet. dolphin shows at the Miami Seaquarium, adventures in Jungle Island, the Miami Child Museum or a day at the famous Miami Beach with numerous artists, make a visit to Miami Beach. A few kilometres further on the east coast, the route heads north along Fort Lauderdale with an interesting day and nightlife as Miami.
Over a distance of approx. 270 kilometres, we travel along the east coast towards Orlando. Especially for families with children, Orlando and Disney World should not be missing on any itinerary. But Orlando has a lot more to offer. Adventure theme parks and the world's longest roller coaster, water and dolphin parks, Walt Disney Safari tours, the Kennedy Space Center or a reptile animal park are just some of the attractions.
Also holidaymakers who choose Fort Myers as a starting point and would like to spend their holidays there should rent a car, in order to flexibly visit numerous sights as destinations for excursions directly. For example, Orlando can be reached in less than three hours by rental car via US Route 17. The trail leads over the wild animal Babcock Ranch nature reserve, along beautiful lakes and parks as well as idyllic small towns in the typical American style.
Or can it be Cuban flair in Ybor City in Tampa, a good two hours away from Fort Myers airport?
In just a few minutes you can rent a car from Ybor City in Saint Petersburg, the city that is said to have the most beautiful beaches in North America. The majority of elderly people have settled here and especially culture enthusiasts will not miss out. Old cathedrals, opera houses and museums fascinate numerous tourists every year. In just 30 minutes by rental car from the airport, we cross a bridge to Cape Coral, a modern seaport known for its wide range of holiday homes. Here the sunset from the pier provides unforgettable moments and above all water sports enthusiasts and golfers feel at home in Cape Coral. In addition, the holiday paradise offers a number of sandy beaches that are easily accessible by rental car and where they can be parked in guarded parking lots.
For all holidaymakers who want to enjoy independence and flexibility from the first second of their arrival at Fort Myers Airport, it is a good idea to rent a suitable car and pick up the rental car at Fort Myers Airport. This saves waiting times for shuttle transports and high fees for taxis. With the rental car from Fort Myers, holidaymakers choose the most convenient means of transport and quickly find their way around the American roads. Expensive excursions do not have to be booked, but can be undertaken on your own initiative and can be adapted to individual needs and requirements. At the end of the holiday, the rental car will be returned to Fort Myers Airport for rental, so that a stress-free journey is possible without time pressure or waiting for a taxi or tour operator's buses.