7 days in Fort Walton Beach & Destin Itinerary

7 days in Fort Walton Beach & Destin Itinerary

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7 days in Fort Walton Beach & Destin Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Fort Walton Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Miramar Beach
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach ©
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Kids will enjoy Okaloosa Island and Pensacola Beach. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Air Force Armament Museum, examine the collection at Garnier Post Office, take in the waterfront at Okaloosa Island Pier, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fort Walton Beach journey planner .

Charlotte to Fort Walton Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach, Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park ©
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

4
nights
Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miramar Beach: Orange Beach (Fishing Charters & Tours & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, kick back and relax at Crystal Sands Beach, get your game on at Escape Zone 60, Destin, and try for a hole-in-one at The Track.

To find out how to plan a trip to Miramar Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fort Walton Beach to Miramar Beach takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Miramar Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Destin, Orange Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

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