29 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

29 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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29 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Tallahassee
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
St. George Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Apalachicola
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Panama City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Miramar Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Pensacola
— 6 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

7
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Bald Point State Park (in Alligator Point), The George Griffin Pottery (in Sopchoppy) and Gulf Specimen Marine Lab & Aquarium (in Panacea). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, take in nature's colorful creations at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, get engrossed in the history at Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tallahassee itinerary planner.

New York City to Tallahassee is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Tallahassee, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. George Island.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bristol, Wakulla River Park, Bald Point State Park, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Gulf Specimen Marine Lab & Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge ©
Tallahassee Museum ©
Tallahassee Museum

2
nights
St. George Island

St. George Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Sea Oats Art Gallery, look for gifts at Sometimes It's Hotter, then make a trip to Bob Sikes Cut, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the majestic nature at Saint George Island State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a St. George Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tallahassee to St. George Island in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in St. George Island can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Apalachicola.

Things to do in St. George Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sometimes It's Hotter ©
Sometimes It's Hotter

3
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. Apalachicola is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, wildlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Orman House Historic State Park, examine the collection at The Raney House Museum, learn about all things military at Apalachicola Maritime Museum, and stop by Downtown Books & Purl.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Apalachicola trip builder tool .

Apalachicola is just a stone's throw from St. George Island. December in Apalachicola sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City.

Things to do in Apalachicola

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Raney House Museum
The Raney House Museum
Orman House Historic State Park ©
Orman House Historic State Park
Oyster City Brewing Company ©
Oyster City Brewing Company

4
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Panama City is a city and the county seat of Bay County, Florida, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Panama City: Florida Caverns State Park (in Marianna) and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park (in Port Saint Joe). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Panama City Beach, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, get your game on at NexGen VR, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City road trip planning site .

You can drive from Apalachicola to Panama City in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Apalachicola to Panama City due to the time zone difference. In December in Panama City, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Panama City Beach, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Florida Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

6
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: 30A Farmers Market (in Rosemary Beach), Turkey Creek Nature Trail (in Niceville) and Fort Walton Beach (Air Force Armament Museum & Garnier Post Office). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park, get your game on at Escape Zone 60, Destin, view the masterpieces at The Studio Gallery, and stroll through Santa Rosa Beach.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Miramar Beach trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Panama City to Miramar Beach takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in December, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Destin, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Air Force Armament Museum ©
Air Force Armament Museum
Destin Harbor Boardwalk ©
Destin Harbor Boardwalk

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pensacola: Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach) and Navarre (Fly The Boat, Navarre Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Quayside, step off the mainland to explore Gulf Islands, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Pensacola trip planner.

You can drive from Miramar Beach to Pensacola in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

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