29 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

29 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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Tallahassee
— 5 nights
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Apalachicola
— 5 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 6 nights
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Shalimar
— 6 nights
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Pensacola
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Tallahassee — 5 nights

Family-friendly places like Tallahassee Antique Car Museum and Florida Caverns State Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Tallahassee to go to Bristol and see Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, which is approximately 56 minutes away.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tallahassee trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Tallahassee is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Tallahassee, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Apalachicola.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
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Apalachicola — 5 nights

Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Bring the kids along to Allegro Sailing and Orman House Historic State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Carrabelle History Museum (in Carrabelle) and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park (in Port Saint Joe). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, immerse yourself in nature at Saint George Island State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church, and shop like a local with Bowery Art Gallery and Studio.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Apalachicola trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tallahassee to Apalachicola in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Panama City Beach — 6 nights

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Bring the kids along to Panama City Beach and Gulf World Marine Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Panama City Beach: Miramar Beach (Emerald Coast Wine Cellars & Kitchenique), Grayton Beach (The Workshop by Ginger Leigh Designs, The Studio Gallery, &more) and Santa Rosa Beach (Topsail Beach State Preserve & Fit Your Way). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Pier Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Andrews State Park, head off the coast to Shell Island, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach online vacation planner.

Drive from Apalachicola to Panama City Beach in 2 hours. February in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shalimar.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Shalimar — 6 nights

Shalimar is a town in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gulf Angler Fishing Charters and Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Step out of Shalimar with an excursion to Blackwater River State Park in Holt--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park, browse the different shops at Destin Commons, take in the waterfront activity at HarborWalk Marina, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Sands Beach.

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You can drive from Panama City Beach to Shalimar in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Shalimar. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in February, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pensacola.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Pensacola — 6 nights

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kids will enjoy National Naval Aviation Museum and Air Force Armament Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pensacola: Navarre Beach (in Navarre), Turkey Creek Nature Trail (in Niceville) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Perdido Key). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore, admire the majestic nature at Perdido Key State Park, take a tour of USS Oriskany, and step off the mainland to explore Gulf Islands.

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Getting from Shalimar to Pensacola by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in Pensacola, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Florida Panhandle travel guide

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Beaches · Water Sports · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Emerald Coast
Stretching over 322 km (200 mi) of beautiful coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Panhandle encompasses an area of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, earning it the nickname the Emerald Coast. Distinguished from the rest of the Sunshine State by its laid-back southern influence, the region remains a popular tropical holiday destination for those looking to avoid the larger vacation hubs of Miami and Orlando. Explore the beachfront shops and fresh-caught seafood cafes of the region's fishing villages, or head to the bigger seaside communities of Pensacola and Panama City for a wide selection of retail and entertainment options, including some of the coast's most active nightlife.