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Friday Afternoon Drive Time From Naples

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Friday Afternoon Drive Time From Naples

I'm attending a wedding on Sanibel Island next Friday afternoon(4/20). We're staying in Naples. I've heard that traffic can be pretty rediculous during high season. How long should I set aside for the trip up?

Also, could you please recommend the best route there during that day and any alternative routes?


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1. Re: Friday Afternoon Drive Time From Naples

Not sure about the drive time but do not take the coastal route through Fort Myers Beach. I would stay on Rte. 41 all the way to Summerlin.

I would imagine you should give it two hours to be safe.

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2. Re: Friday Afternoon Drive Time From Naples

The 'best' route is the least direct - straight up I-75 to Daniel's Parkway and then just follow the signs.

Two alternate routes - use 41 straight up and be prepared to stop at a zillion traffic lights or run down Vanderbuilt to over to the barrier islands - very scenic until you hit Ft Myers Beach where you'll sit dreadful traffic. I love the island route but would NEVER drive it Friday afternoon or in season - or just barely out of season.

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