36 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

36 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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Tallahassee
— 8 nights
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Marianna
— 2 nights
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Pensacola
— 8 nights
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Miramar Beach
— 6 nights
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Panama City
— 5 nights
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Apalachicola
— 4 nights
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St. George Island
— 2 nights
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Tallahassee — 8 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tallahassee: The George Griffin Pottery (in Sopchoppy), Saint Marks (Wakulla River Park & San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park) and Roadside Rusted Ford Trucks (in Crawfordville).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tallahassee visit planning website.

Tampa to Tallahassee is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in November, things will get a bit cooler in Tallahassee: highs are around 75°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Marianna.
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Marianna — 2 nights

Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. On the 13th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, then admire the majestic nature at Torreya State Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Ocheesee Creamery. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Falling Waters State Park, then stroll around Blue Springs Recreational Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Florida Caverns State Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marianna attractions planner.

Drive from Tallahassee to Marianna in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. November in Marianna sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pensacola: Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach) and Navarre (Navarre Beach & Navarre Beach Marine Science Station). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, get engrossed in the history at Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, appreciate the history behind Veterans Memorial Park, and discover the deep blue sea with Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises.

Discover how to plan a Pensacola trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Marianna to Pensacola takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Miramar Beach.
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Miramar Beach — 6 nights

Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Explore Miramar Beach's surroundings by going to 30A Farmers Market (in Rosemary Beach) and Air Force Armament Museum (in Fort Walton Beach). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with IntraCoastal Experience - Destin Fishing Charter, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Rosa Beach, don't miss a visit to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Mountain Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miramar Beach travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Miramar Beach takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Panama City.
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Panama City — 5 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Panama City Beach (Yoga Elements & Sunshine Riding Trails - Day Tours).

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Panama City trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Miramar Beach to Panama City takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Apalachicola.
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Apalachicola — 4 nights

Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Explore Apalachicola's surroundings by going to Port Saint Joe (St. Joseph Point Lighthouse, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, &more) and Carrabelle History Museum (in Carrabelle). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Orman House Historic State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Bowery Art Gallery and Studio, sample the tasty concoctions at Oyster City Brewing Company, and enjoy the sea views from Crooked River Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Apalachicola trip maker site.

You can drive from Panama City to Apalachicola in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City to Apalachicola, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Apalachicola can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. George Island.
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St. George Island — 2 nights

Famed for its serene and uncrowded beaches, St.
On the 8th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Saint George Island State Park, then shop like a local with Sea Oats Art Gallery, then explore the galleries of Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Bob Sikes Cut.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St. George Island road trip tool.

St. George Island is just a stone's throw from Apalachicola. December in St. George Island sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly 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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