8 days in Orlando & Destin Itinerary

8 days in Orlando & Destin Itinerary

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8 days in Orlando & Destin Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Destin
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Saint Louis

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando, then look for gifts at The LEGO Store Downtown Disney, and then discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orlando holiday planner.

Saint Louis to Orlando is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Orlando. Traveling from Saint Louis in February, expect Orlando to be much warmer, temps between 75°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Destin.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
SeaWorld Orlando ©
SeaWorld Orlando

4
nights
Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Destin: Pensacola (The Graffiti Bridge & National Naval Aviation Museum), Navarre Beach (in Navarre) and Panama City Beach (Panama City Beach Winery & Panama City Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Zone 60, Destin, stroll through Destin Dog Park, and head off the coast to Okaloosa Island.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Destin online travel planner .

You can drive from Orlando to Destin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Destin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in February: highs in Destin hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Destin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola, Panama City Beach, Navarre Beach
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Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

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