5 days in Grayton Beach & Panama City Beach Itinerary

5 days in Grayton Beach & Panama City Beach Itinerary

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5 days in Grayton Beach & Panama City Beach Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Drive:  5​h
1
Grayton Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Grayton Beach

Grayton Beach ©
Grayton Beach is a small, historic beach village on the Florida Panhandle Gulf coast halfway between Destin and Panama City in Walton County and adjacent to Grayton Beach State Park. For shopping fun, head to Sundog Books or The Workshop by Ginger Leigh Designs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Navarre Beach and Santa Rosa Beach. Take a break from Grayton Beach with a short trip to Air Force Armament Museum in Fort Walton Beach, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Henderson Beach State Park and view the masterpieces at Fusion Art Glass Gallery.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grayton Beach tour planner .

Birmingham to Grayton Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Birmingham in July, Grayton Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Grayton Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Navarre Beach, Air Force Armament Museum, Henderson Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Beach
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Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Air Force Armament Museum ©
Air Force Armament Museum

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Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, browse the different shops at Pier Park, then make a trip to SkyWheel Panama City Beach, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and finally examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Gulf World Marine Park, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach online tour builder .

You can drive from Grayton Beach to Panama City Beach in an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grayton Beach to Panama City Beach. In July in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Pier Park ©
Pier Park
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park

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