59 days in Naples & Florida Panhandle Itinerary

59 days in Naples & Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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59 days in Naples & Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Naples
— 15 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Tallahassee
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
St. George Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Port Saint Joe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Panama City Beach
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Destin
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Pensacola
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: London


15
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at South Marco Beach and Clam Pass Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big Cypress National Preserve and Bonita Springs Public Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park), Ave Maria Parish (in Ave Maria) and Leoma Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens (in Matlacha). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Stump Pass Beach State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at North Jetty Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Englewood Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner .

London, UK to Naples is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Naples is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Naples hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Englewood, Fort Myers, Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Stump Pass Beach State Park ©
Stump Pass Beach State Park
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Big Cypress National Preserve ©
Big Cypress National Preserve

10
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. Get outdoors at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and Apalachicola National Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tallahassee: San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park (in Saint Marks), Torreya State Park (in Bristol) and Three Rivers State Park (in Sneads). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ochlockonee River State Park, contemplate the long history of Mission San Luís de Apalachee, head outdoors with Leon Sinks Geological Area, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Saint Marks Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Tallahassee day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Naples to Tallahassee in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in February, expect Tallahassee to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. George Island.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Ochlockonee River State Park, San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, Three Rivers State Park, Torreya State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park ©
Apalachicola National Forest ©
Apalachicola National Forest
Three Rivers State Park ©
Three Rivers State Park

1
night
St. George Island

St. George Island ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Saint George Island State Park and then enjoy the sea views from Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our St. George Island route app .

Traveling by car from Tallahassee to St. George Island takes 2 hours. February in St. George Island sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Saint Joe.

Things to do in St. George Island

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Port Saint Joe

Port Saint Joe ©
Port St. Visit St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and Mexico Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and Whispering Pines of Cape San Blas. Go for a jaunt from Port Saint Joe to Apalachicola to see Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Constitutional Convention Museum State Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Saint Joe trip planner .

You can drive from St. George Island to Port Saint Joe in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Port Saint Joe are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Port Saint Joe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, Mexico Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape San Blas ©
Cape San Blas

11
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Florida Caverns State Park and Falling Waters State Park. We've included these beaches for you: Rosemary Beach and St. Andrews State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Panama City Beach: Seaside (Seaside Beach & Sundog Books), Eden Gardens State Park (in Point Washington) and Seacrest Wolf Preserve (in Chipley). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Camp Helen State Park, tee off at Holiday Golf Club, explore by horseback at Sunshine Riding Trails - Day Tours, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Panama City Beach holiday website .

Traveling by car from Port Saint Joe to Panama City Beach takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Destin.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside, Panama City, Chipley, Camp Helen State Park, Florida Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Feline Center ©
Bear Creek Feline Center
Florida Caverns State Park ©
Florida Caverns State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

10
nights
Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Get outdoors at Grayton Beach State Park and Santa Rosa Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Topsail Beach State Preserve and Okaloosa Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Destin: Windswept Dunes Golfcourse (in Freeport), Turkey Creek Nature Trail (in Niceville) and Santa Rosa Beach (Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club, Sand Odyssey, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Destin Harbor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Henderson Beach State Park, get outside with Sunshine Water Sports, and tour the water at your own pace with S.E.A. Chase Watersports.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Destin journey planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Destin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Destin. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Panama City Beach in March: highs in Destin hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Destin

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa Beach, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Blackwater River State Park, Windswept Dunes Golfcourse
Highlights from your plan
Grayton Beach State Park ©
Grayton Beach State Park
Santa Rosa Beach ©
Santa Rosa Beach
Crystal Sands Beach ©
Crystal Sands Beach

7
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Take a break from the city and head to Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District and Veterans Memorial Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Johnson Beach and Blackwater Canoe Rental. Venture out of the city with trips to Blackwater Heritage State Trail (in Milton) and Navarre (Navarre Beach, Fly The Boat, & more). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier, stop by Joe Patti's Seafood, admire all the interesting features of Naval Air Station Pensacola, and look for all kinds of wild species at Uncle Sandy's Macaw Bird Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Destin to Pensacola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Navarre, Pensacola Beach, Milton, The Gulf Breeze ZOO
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach

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