39 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

39 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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39 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Pensacola
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Miramar Beach
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Panama City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Apalachicola
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
St. George Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Marianna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tallahassee
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

8
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pensacola: Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach), Blackwater River State Park (in Holt) and Navarre (Navarre Beach & Fly The Boat). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, step off the mainland to explore Santa Rosa Island, visit a coastal fixture at Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, and kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pensacola itinerary builder app .

Washington DC to Pensacola is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Pensacola. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Pensacola at 62°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Visitors Information Center, Blackwater River State Park
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

8
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: Fort Walton Beach (Garnier Post Office, Camp Walton Schoolhouse, & more), Freeport (Windswept Dunes Golfcourse & E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center) and Camp Creek Golf Club (in Panama City Beach). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, don't miss a visit to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, head outdoors with YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin, and kick back and relax at Santa Rosa Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miramar Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Miramar Beach takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Miramar Beach are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Panama City.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Grayton Beach, Niceville, Santa Rosa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Air Force Armament Museum ©
Air Force Armament Museum
YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin ©
YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin

5
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: Port Saint Joe (St. Joseph Peninsula State Park & Spas) and Panama City Beach (Sunshine Riding Trails - Day Tours & Frank Brown Park). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panama City Beach, browse the different shops at Pier Park, stroll around Aaron Bessant Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Gulf World Marine Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Miramar Beach to Panama City takes 1.5 hours. In February in Panama City, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Apalachicola.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Panama City Beach, Port Saint Joe
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park

4
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 striking features of Orman House Historic State Park, stop by Downtown Books & Purl, sample the tasty concoctions at Oyster City Brewing Company, and see the interesting displays at The Raney House Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Apalachicola day trip planner .

Getting from Panama City to Apalachicola by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City to Apalachicola is 1 hour. In February in Apalachicola, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. You will leave for St. George Island on the 17th (Mon).

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
Chestnut Street Cemetery ©
Chestnut Street Cemetery

2
nights
St. George Island

St. George Island ©
On the 18th (Tue), look for gifts at Sometimes It's Hotter, shop like a local with Sea Oats Art Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Saint George Island State Park, and finally make a trip to Bob Sikes Cut. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then identify plant and animal life at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our St. George Island road trip planning website .

St. George Island is just a short distance from Apalachicola. February in St. George Island sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marianna.

Things to do in St. George Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sometimes It's Hotter ©
Sometimes It's Hotter
Sea Oats Art Gallery ©
Sea Oats Art Gallery

3
nights
Marianna

Marianna ©
Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marianna: Ocheesee Creamery (in Grand Ridge), Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (in Bristol) and Panhandle Pioneer Settlement (in Blountstown). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Florida Caverns State Park, admire the majestic nature at Three Rivers State Park, identify plant and animal life at Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area, and witness the site of a historic battle at Marianna Civil War Battlefield.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Marianna vacation maker tool .

Getting from St. George Island to Marianna by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Marianna when traveling from St. George Island in February, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Marianna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Chipley, Three Rivers State Park, Ocheesee Creamery, Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
Highlights from your plan
Florida Caverns State Park ©
Florida Caverns State Park
Blue Springs Recreational Park ©
Blue Springs Recreational Park
Ocheesee Creamery ©
Ocheesee Creamery

8
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Tallahassee: Aunt Louise's Farm (in Monticello), Roadside Rusted Ford Trucks (in Crawfordville) and Wakulla River Park (in Saint Marks). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, take an in-depth tour of Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, learn more about the world around you at Tallahassee Museum, and don't miss a visit to Florida State University.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tallahassee trip tool .

Getting from Marianna to Tallahassee by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In February in Tallahassee, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carrabelle, Aunt Louise's Farm, Wakulla River Park, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Roadside Rusted Ford Trucks
Highlights from your plan
Tallahassee Museum ©
Tallahassee Museum
Mission San Luis de Apalachee ©
Mission San Luis de Apalachee