8 days in Stafford & Fort Walton Beach Itinerary

8 days in Stafford & Fort Walton Beach Itinerary

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8 days in Stafford & Fort Walton Beach Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  1​h
1
Stafford
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Fort Walton Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Stafford

Stafford ©
Stafford is a census-designated place (listed as Stafford Courthouse) in and the county seat of Stafford County in the northern part of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Copper Fox Distillery and Rappahannock Cellars. Venture out of the city with trips to Desert Rose Ranch & Winery (in Hume), Smallwood Sate Park (in Marbury) and Little Washington Winery (in Washington). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at The Hague Winery, get engrossed in the history at Stratford Hall, see the interesting displays at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Aquia Episcopal Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stafford online driving holiday planner .

Washington DC to Stafford is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Stafford. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Stafford

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Luray, Sperryville, Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, Slack Winery, Stratford Hall
Highlights from your plan
Little Washington Winery ©
Little Washington Winery
Rappahannock Cellars ©
Rappahannock Cellars
Copper Fox Distillery ©
Copper Fox Distillery

4
nights
Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach ©
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Rosa Beach and Gulf State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Walton Beach side-trips: Pensacola (Room Escape Games & Wall South), Rosemary Beach Public Beach (in Rosemary Beach) and Gulf Islands National Seashore (in Pensacola Beach). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, admire the majestic nature at Grayton Beach State Park, take in the waterfront at Okaloosa Island Pier, and buy something for everyone on your list at Destin Commons.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fort Walton Beach trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stafford to Fort Walton Beach. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stafford to Fort Walton Beach. Traveling from Stafford in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Fort Walton Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pensacola, Rosemary Beach Public Beach, Gulf State Park, Grayton Beach State Park, Panama City Beach Winery
Highlights from your plan
Okaloosa Island Pier ©
Okaloosa Island Pier
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

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