5 days in Florida Itinerary

5 days in Florida Itinerary

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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
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Ponce de Leon
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach

— 1 night

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Gulf World Marine Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Shell Island, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Tampa to Panama City Beach is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ponce de Leon.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Ponce de Leon

— 2 nights
Ponce de Leon is a town in Holmes County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): play a few rounds at Windswept Dunes Golfcourse, Head underground at Morrison Springs, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Seacrest Wolf Preserve and then immerse yourself in nature at Falling Waters State Park.

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You can drive from Panama City Beach to Ponce de Leon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Ponce de Leon due to the time zone difference. In August in Ponce de Leon, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponce de Leon

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.