31 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

31 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle vacation planner
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Tallahassee
— 6 nights
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Marianna
— 2 nights
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Port Saint Joe
— 4 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 7 nights
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Niceville
— 3 nights
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Pensacola
— 8 nights
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Tallahassee — 6 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tallahassee: Wakulla River Park (in Saint Marks) and FC Charters (in Carrabelle).

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tallahassee holiday planning tool.

Miami to Tallahassee is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in September, plan for little chillier nights in Tallahassee, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marianna.
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Marianna — 2 nights

Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Three Rivers State Park, experience rural life at Ocheesee Creamery, then identify plant and animal life at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Marianna Civil War Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area, Head underground at Florida Caverns State Park, and then stroll around Blue Springs Recreational Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marianna day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tallahassee to Marianna takes 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallahassee to Marianna due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Marianna are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Saint Joe.
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Port Saint Joe — 4 nights

Port St. Get out of town with these interesting Port Saint Joe side-trips: Apalachicola (Bowery Art Gallery and Studio, The Raney House Museum, &more), Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum (in St. George Island) and Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Eastpoint). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, kick back and relax at Mexico Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Saint Joe trip maker site.

Drive from Marianna to Port Saint Joe in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September in Port Saint Joe, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 7 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Explore Panama City Beach's surroundings by going to Miramar Beach (Spas, Kitchenique, &more), Santa Rosa Beach (Topsail Beach State Preserve & Idyll Hounds Brewing Company) and Seaside (Seaside Beach, Fusion Art Glass Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: cool off at Panama City Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Andrews State Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and take in the waterfront at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Panama City Beach travel route planner.

Drive from Port Saint Joe to Panama City Beach in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Niceville.
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Niceville — 3 nights

Niceville is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States, located near Eglin Air Force Base on Boggy Bayou that opens into Choctawhatchee Bay.The population was 11,684 at the 2000 census. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niceville: Chautauqua Vineyards and Winery (in DeFuniak Springs) and Santa Rosa Beach (in Santa Rosa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at AJ's Water Adventures, walk around Destin Dog Park, head outdoors with Sunshine Water Sports, and make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Niceville vacation maker app.

Drive from Panama City Beach to Niceville in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Niceville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pensacola.
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Pensacola — 8 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Pensacola side-trips: Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach), Navarre Beach (in Navarre) and Fort Walton Beach (Okaloosa Island, Air Force Armament Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, stroll through Gulf Islands National Seashore, and head off the coast to Santa Rosa Island.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Pensacola online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Niceville to Pensacola in 1.5 hours. October in Pensacola sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Florida Panhandle travel guide

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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.
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