8 days in Fort Walton Beach & Jacksonville Itinerary

8 days in Fort Walton Beach & Jacksonville Itinerary

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8 days in Fort Walton Beach & Jacksonville Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Fort Walton Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  48​h
End: Seattle


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Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach ©
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the activities along Destin Harbor and then take a leisurely stroll along Okaloosa Island Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Gulf Islands National Seashore.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fort Walton Beach trip itinerary website .

Seattle to Fort Walton Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Fort Walton Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect Fort Walton Beach to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

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Side Trips

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Destin Harbor
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Okaloosa Island Pier ©
Okaloosa Island Pier
Destin Harbor ©
Destin Harbor

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Visiting Vilano Beach and Jacksonville Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mission of Nombre de Dios and The Ximenez-Fatio House. Explore Jacksonville's surroundings by going to St. Augustine (World Golf Hall of Fame, The Oldest Store Museum, & more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jacksonville itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Fort Walton Beach to Jacksonville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fort Walton Beach to Jacksonville. In October, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

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St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach
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Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach
World Golf Hall of Fame ©
World Golf Hall of Fame

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