18 days in Orlando & Panama City Beach Itinerary

18 days in Orlando & Panama City Beach Itinerary

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18 days in Orlando & Panama City Beach Itinerary

Start: Orlando
1
Orlando
— 14 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Orlando

14
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lighthouse Point Park and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Homosassa), Cocoa Beach (in Cocoa Beach) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Crystal River). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 30th (Tue) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Orlando, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major airports are Orlando International Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Melbourne, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Cocoa Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Ormond Beach

2
nights
Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 14th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Goofy Golf PC, find something for the whole family at Race City PCB, then putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Kartona The Electric Speedway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, then shop like a local with Fusion Art Glass Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Camp Helen State Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach holiday planner .

Getting from Orlando to Panama City Beach by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside, Camp Helen State Park
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Panama City Beach
Goofy Golf PC ©
Goofy Golf PC