26 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

26 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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26 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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

4
nights
Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Go for a jaunt from Miramar Beach to Freeport to see E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Henderson Beach State Park, test your team's savvy at Escape Zone 60, Destin, head outdoors with Sand Odyssey, and admire all the interesting features of Kitchenique.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miramar Beach journey maker .

Valparaiso to Miramar Beach is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miramar Beach when traveling from Valparaiso in January, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, The Workshop by Ginger Leigh Designs, E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center, Fusion Art Glass Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin ©
YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin
The Village of Baytowne Wharf ©
The Village of Baytowne Wharf

5
nights
Panama City Beach

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.
Go for a jaunt from Panama City Beach to Panama City to see Bear Creek Feline Center about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, browse the different shops at Pier Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunshine Riding Trails - Day Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Panama City Beach trip planning website .

Getting from Miramar Beach to Panama City Beach by car takes about an hour. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Panama City Beach when traveling from Miramar Beach in January, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Apalachicola.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Panama City
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

4
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apalachicola: Port Saint Joe (Cape San Blas & St. Joseph Peninsula State Park). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, sample the tasty concoctions at Oyster City Brewing Company, admire the striking features of Orman House Historic State Park, and examine the collection at The Raney House Museum.

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Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Apalachicola takes 2 hours. In January in Apalachicola, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Apalachicola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tallahassee: Ocheesee Creamery (in Grand Ridge), Aunt Louise's Farm (in Monticello) and The George Griffin Pottery (in Sopchoppy). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, delve into the lush surroundings at Lake Talquin State Forest, contemplate the long history of Mission San Luis de Apalachee, and make a trip to Florida State University.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tallahassee vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Apalachicola to Tallahassee takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pensacola.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, The George Griffin Pottery, Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, Aunt Louise's Farm, Ocheesee Creamery
Highlights from your plan
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge ©
Tallahassee Museum ©
Tallahassee Museum

6
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Explore Pensacola's surroundings by going to Navarre Beach (in Navarre) and Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, head off the coast to Santa Rosa Island, explore and take pictures at Pensacola Naval Air Station, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by car from Tallahassee to Pensacola takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallahassee to Pensacola is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Pensacola can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach