8 days in Tallahassee, Apalachicola & St. George Island Itinerary

8 days in Tallahassee, Apalachicola & St. George Island Itinerary

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Tallahassee
— 3 nights
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Apalachicola
— 2 nights
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St. George Island
— 2 nights
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Tallahassee — 3 nights

Take a break from the city and head to Suwannee River State Park and JR Alford Greenway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leon Sinks Geological Area and Saint Marks Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Tallahassee side-trips: San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park (in Saint Marks), Gan Eden Farms (in Live Oak) and Madison Blue Springs State Park (in Lee).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallahassee trip planning site.

Louisville to Tallahassee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Louisville in March: high temperatures in Tallahassee hover around 74°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Apalachicola.
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Apalachicola — 2 nights

Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. On the 1st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Constitutional Convention Museum State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mexico Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Downtown Books & Purl, take in the exciting artwork at Bowery Art Gallery and Studio, then identify plant and animal life at Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Apalachicola online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Tallahassee to Apalachicola in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Apalachicola can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to St. George Island.
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St. George Island — 2 nights

Famed for its serene and uncrowded beaches, St.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Saint George Island State Park, then view the masterpieces at Sea Oats Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Bob Sikes Cut and then look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the St. George Island driving holiday planning website.

St. George Island is very close to Apalachicola. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in April, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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