No direct flights are being offered to Fort Myers from any airport in the UK. Most passengers prefer booking a Delta flight to Fort Myers as they are the cheapest of the lot and come with brief stopovers. The trip is only 11 hours long, and the stops usually do not exceed more than two hours or so. Please call our agents at 020 3137 1339 to book a two-way ticket to Fort Myers and plan a cheap vacation to this part of Florida.
Delta offers an array of flights that connect Fort Myers with the UK. British passengers flying from different cities in the United Kingdom often choose Delta for their affordability and short travel timings. For simplicity, we are focusing on just a flight route starting from London Heathrow. Delta 19 takes passengers every day at 1:30 PM and lands at Detroit at 4:30 PM EDT. After a brief pause, the passengers are boarded onto another Delta 2868 to get to Fort Myers. This half of the journey is 2 hours and 30 minutes long.
The cheapest time to come to Fort Myers is in May. Of course, there are other months of the year when the tourist traffic dwindles, but that is due to extreme weather conditions. Not only does it rain heavily in Fort Myers during June to September months, but there is also a significant chance of hurricanes and tropical storms in the region. Planning a vacation during the summer is a risk that could get you even cheaper rates and fees, but the weather can turn without a moment’s notice. It is therefore advisable to visit Fort Myers in May for a slightly less expensive and safe vacation.
Southwest International Airport (RSW) is the closest major airport to Fort Myers. Taking the Interstate 75 due north, the tourist can get to the Villa Francisco area from the airport in 25 minutes – just a 27-kilometre car drive. About 9 million passengers choose to travel through Southwest International every year. Recently, the airport had a makeover, and new safety standards were implemented. The LeeTran transit bus network connects the airport with other parts of the Lee County in Florida.
A second small airport known as Page Field (FMY) is designated as a ‘reliever airport’ for the Southwest International. Page Field is used when the primary airport is running at full capacity and cannot deal with the air traffic in the high season.
Even though the temperature remains pleasant in the summers, Fort Myers and the rest of Florida can get much rain. Therefore, it is best to visit the city from November to April to avoid the rainy season. During this period, the mid-day temperatures remain above 25°C. The nearby Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico play an important part in dictating the weather patterns in Fort Myers. Please also note that the accommodation prices and airfares increase during this time as well. Your best chance for having an affordable trip to Fort Myers is by calling our agents at least four months in advance.
Fort Myers was found after the American Civil War, by a mailman who used to travel along the coast delivering mail to the Union Soldiers. After the War, the city grew into what it is today, with many building, mansions and landmarks giving Fort Myers its identity.
In January, Fort Myers Seafood Musical festival is stormed by hungry connoisseur craving for oysters and prawns and of course, some alcohol. The event is equally exciting for vegetarians and music lovers. Edison festival of lights in mid-February involves floats carrying clowns, dancers and street performers. The Annual Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair is a family-oriented fair that introduces the visitor to the American farm. There are farm animals and awarding winning pumpkins at the festival. Cape Coral CoCoNut festival is a large water splash party in November.
Fort Myers is perfect for those who love to use the bicycle everywhere they go. The city is flat as a board, so there is less strain on the thighs when cycling. Beware of the showers that surprise cyclists in the middle of their travels and invest in a raincoat. LeeTrans are local bus services that crisscross the town, transferring passengers from one part of the city to the next. Ridesharing mobile applications like Uber are a cheap alternative to the many modes of transport in the city.
There are not many five star hotels in Fort Myers. However, four-star hotels prove to be quiet comfortable. They are economical and provide all most all amenities five-star hotels extend. Please pick one of the hotels presented in the list for a safe and comfortable stay in Fort Myers.