8 days in Shalimar, Santa Rosa Beach & Seaside Itinerary

8 days in Shalimar, Santa Rosa Beach & Seaside Itinerary

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8 days in Shalimar, Santa Rosa Beach & Seaside Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
Grayton Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Little Rock


Shalimar ©
Shalimar is a town in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sun Dogs Parasail. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, glide through the air with Sun Dogs Parasail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park, and finally stop by Emerald Coast Olive Oil.

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Little Rock to Shalimar is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. August in Shalimar sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grayton Beach.

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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Destin Harbor Boardwalk ©
Destin Harbor Boardwalk

Grayton Beach

Grayton Beach ©
Grayton Beach is a small, historic beach village on the Florida Panhandle Gulf coast halfway between Destin and Panama City in Walton County and adjacent to Grayton Beach State Park. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum as well as CHROMA/ Kathleen Broaderick Studio & Gallery. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Grayton Beach State Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Grayton Beer Company, kick back and relax at Santa Rosa Beach, and view the masterpieces at Modus Photography.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grayton Beach online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Shalimar to Grayton Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seaside.

Things to do in Grayton Beach

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Santa Rosa Beach, George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum
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Grayton Beach State Park ©
Grayton Beach State Park
Topsail Beach State Preserve ©
Topsail Beach State Preserve
Blue Mountain Beach ©
Blue Mountain Beach


Seaside ©
Seaside is an unincorporated master-planned community on the Florida panhandle in Walton County, between Panama City Beach and Destin. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Baytowne Adventure Zone as well as Emerald Coast Pedal Tours. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, admire the majestic nature at Deer Lake State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Eden Gardens State Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Fusion Art Glass Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seaside trip itinerary maker .

Seaside is very close to Grayton Beach. August in Seaside sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seaside

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Santa Rosa Beach, Eden Gardens State Park, Baytowne Adventure Zone
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Eden Gardens State Park ©
Eden Gardens State Park
Beach Sand Sculptures ©
Beach Sand Sculptures
Sundog Books ©
Sundog Books