I am planning a trip with my boyfriend for 4 days and 5 nights . We are 24 years old, looking to see the best of Florida's natural beauty (beaches/swamps/parks/coral reefs etc) and a bit of the city life in Florida. We are hoping not to spend too much time driving because we are visiting for such a short time.
So far, this is what we have:
We are not sure if it is worth travelling to that side of the state.. Would love advice from you all.
After that, travel to the east end of Florida- to Key Largo for snorkelling/see the coral reefs (1 day). Next, go to Miami to see the city and famous beach (1 day). And shopping/beaches in Fort Lauderdale the day of the flight back to Canada (1 day).
Please let me know if travelling to Fort Myers/Naples is worth it, and if so what we can expect to do. I've heard Fort Myers is great for a young crowd, and that Naples has great parks? But every area seems to have parks and swamps and outdoor activities so I am having a hard time choosing which place to visit on the west side of the state, if at all.
And since we are students and on a budget, Naples seems to be the one place we can scratch off the list. So my question then is, is it worth driving to the other end of the city for Fort Myers? Or is staying on the east end of Florida sufficient?
Really appreciate you time. Thank you.