49 days in Panama City, Gainesville & Orlando Itinerary

49 days in Panama City, Gainesville & Orlando Itinerary

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Start: Geneva
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Panama City
— 15 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Gainesville
— 15 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Orlando
— 16 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Geneva

15
nights
Panama City

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Henderson Beach State Park. Relax by the water at St. Andrews State Park and Navarre Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Rosa Beach (Santa Rosa Beach, The Blue Giraffe, &more), Eden Gardens State Park (in Point Washington) and Grayton Beach State Park (in Grayton Beach).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Panama City trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Panama City is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Geneva to Panama City. Traveling from Geneva in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Panama City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Panama City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City Beach, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Apalachicola
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

15
nights
Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Visit Fort Matanzas National Monument and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine for their historical value. Do your shopping at Cedar Keyhole Artists Co-op & Gallery and Island Arts. Explore Gainesville's surroundings by going to Crystal River (Three Sisters Springs, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more), St. Augustine (Flagler College, Mission of Nombre de Dios, &more) and Saint Augustine Beach (St. Augustine Beach & Frank Butler County Park West).

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gainesville road trip planning tool.

Drive from Panama City to Gainesville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Panama City to Gainesville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Gainesville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Crystal River, Cedar Key, Fort White, Jacksonville
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

16
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll get in some beach time at Discovery Cove and Beach at Daytona Beach. Head to World of Disney and Orlando Vineland Premium Outletsfor some retail therapy. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Catholic Church of the Epiphany (in Port Orange), Hightower Beach Park (in Satellite Beach) and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet). Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip planning site.

Getting from Gainesville to Orlando by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Catholic Church of the Epiphany, Timothy's Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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