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: Saint Marks (Wakulla River Park & San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park), The George Griffin Pottery (in Sopchoppy) and Roadside Rusted Ford Trucks (in Crawfordville).

Before you visit Tallahassee, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tampa to Tallahassee is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampa in November: high temperatures in Tallahassee hover around 75°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marianna.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marianna

— 2 nights
Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. On the 13th (Fri), stroll through 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 travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Marianna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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: Navarre (Navarre Beach, Fly The Boat, &more) and Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at Pensacola Naval Air Station, contemplate the long history of Fort Barrancas, and head off the coast to Santa Rosa Island.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pensacola road trip planning website.

You can drive from Marianna to Pensacola in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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 Air Force Armament Museum (in Fort Walton Beach), 30A Farmers Market (in Rosemary Beach) and Turkey Creek Nature Trail (in Niceville). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with IntraCoastal Experience, take in the exciting artwork at The Workshop by Ginger Leigh Designs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Mountain Beach, and kick back and relax at Henderson Beach State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miramar Beach trip builder website.

You can drive from Pensacola to Miramar Beach in 1.5 hours. November in Miramar Beach sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Panama City.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Panama City

— 5 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Panama City: 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.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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 architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Oyster City Brewing Company, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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.

Things to do in Apalachicola

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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 stroll through 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 travel back home.

Things to do in St. George Island

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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.