8 days in Cincinnati, Dayton & Panama City Beach Itinerary

8 days in Cincinnati, Dayton & Panama City Beach Itinerary

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8 days in Cincinnati, Dayton & Panama City Beach Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
1
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Dayton
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Dearborn Heights

2
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Ark Encounter in Williamstown (about 1 hour away).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cincinnati tour itinerary planner.

In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. On the 12th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums

Side Trip

Ark Encounter
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter

2
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park, examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then contemplate the long history of Greene County Historical Society Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Honda Heritage Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Ohio Caverns, and then head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dayton trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cincinnati to Dayton by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June in Dayton, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Dayton

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Honda Heritage Center, Balloon Rides, Smith Park, Greene County Historical Society Museum, Ohio Caverns
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park
Honda Heritage Center ©
Honda Heritage Center

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Garnier Post Office, then learn about all things military at Air Force Armament Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Panama City Beach trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Dayton to Panama City Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dayton in June, things will get a bit warmer in Panama City Beach: highs are around 89°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Fort Walton Beach, Henderson Beach State Park
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Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Swim with Dolphins
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

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