15 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

15 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Tallahassee
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Apalachicola
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Panama City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Miramar Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pensacola
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Des Moines

3
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tallahassee: Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (in Bristol) and Aunt Louise's Farm (in Monticello). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, don't miss a visit to Florida State University, immerse yourself in nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Florida Historic Capitol Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tallahassee online vacation maker .

Des Moines to Tallahassee is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Des Moines to Tallahassee, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Des Moines in February, things will get much warmer in Tallahassee: highs are around 70°F and lows about 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Apalachicola.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Aunt Louise's Farm, Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge ©
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Mission San Luis de Apalachee ©
Mission San Luis de Apalachee

2
nights
Apalachicola

Apalachicola ©
Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Saint George Island State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, then make a trip to Trinity Episcopal Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Bowery Art Gallery and Studio. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Frost Pottery Garden, then admire the striking features of Orman House Historic State Park, then stroll the grounds of Chestnut Street Cemetery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Oyster City Brewing Company.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Apalachicola day trip website .

You can drive from Tallahassee to Apalachicola in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in February, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Panama City.

Things to do in Apalachicola

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Saint George Island State Park, Frost Pottery Garden, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Orman House Historic State Park ©
Orman House Historic State Park
Chestnut Street Cemetery ©
Chestnut Street Cemetery

3
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Panama City is a city and the county seat of Bay County, Florida, United States. When in Panama City, make a side trip to see PCB Cigars in Panama City Beach, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, browse the different shops at Pier Park, get your game on at NexGen VR, and identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Feline Center.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Panama City journey planner.

Traveling by car from Apalachicola to Panama City takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Apalachicola to Panama City. In February, daytime highs in Panama City are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Panama City

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Panama City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park

3
nights
Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miramar Beach: Fort Walton Beach (Air Force Armament Museum & Garnier Post Office). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Kitchenique, get outside with No Alibi Charters, take a leisurely stroll along The Village of Baytowne Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Henderson Beach State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Miramar Beach road trip site .

You can drive from Panama City to Miramar Beach in 1.5 hours. February in Miramar Beach sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Air Force Armament Museum ©
Air Force Armament Museum
The Village of Baytowne Wharf ©
The Village of Baytowne Wharf

3
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Change things up with a short trip to Navarre Beach in Navarre (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, expand your understanding of the military at Pensacola Naval Air Station, kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pensacola trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Miramar Beach to Pensacola takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Pensacola can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Pensacola Naval Air Station ©
Pensacola Naval Air Station
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach