49 days in Panama City, Gainesville & Orlando Itinerary

49 days in Panama City, Gainesville & Orlando Itinerary

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49 days in Panama City, Gainesville & Orlando Itinerary

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

15
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Panama City is a city and the county seat of Bay County, Florida, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Air Force Armament Museum and Bowery Art Gallery and Studio. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Okaloosa Island and St. Andrews State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Eden Gardens State Park (in Point Washington), Navarre (Navarre Beach & Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary) and Santa Rosa Beach (Santa Rosa Beach, The Blue Giraffe, & more). Spend the 30th (Sun) peacefully gliding across the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Pier Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Panama City trip planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Panama City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Geneva to Panama City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Geneva in June: high temperatures in Panama City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Gainesville.

Things to do in Panama City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City Beach, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Port Saint Joe
Highlights from your plan
Pier Park ©
Pier Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

15
nights
Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Visit St. Augustine Beach and Frank Butler County Park West for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Matanzas National Monument and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Explore Gainesville's surroundings by going to Cedar Key (Fishing Charters & Tours, Cedar Keyhole Artists Co-op & Gallery, & more), Crystal River (Three Sisters Springs, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, & more) and St. Augustine (Flagler College, Mission of Nombre de Dios, & more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, kick back and relax at Vilano Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach Public Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gainesville travel itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Panama City to Gainesville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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, Jacksonville, Fort White
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cocoa Beach and Ormond Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach at Daytona Beach and Discovery Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Catholic Church of the Epiphany (in Port Orange), Hightower Beach Park (in Satellite Beach) and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet). Have a day of magic on the 24th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Fri) at Magic Kingdom Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planning tool .

You can drive from Gainesville to Orlando in 2 hours. Another option is to 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

Titusville, Ormond Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Catholic Church of the Epiphany, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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