9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Fort Walton Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pensacola
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampa

— 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with Tampa Bay Fun Boat LLC.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampa trip planner.

New York City to Tampa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Tampa to be much hotter, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Tampa

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Abc Fine Wine And Spirits and then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Andrews State Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and finally walk around Conservation Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tampa to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Panama City Beach is slightly colder than Tampa - with highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Fort Walton Beach

— 2 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Air Force Armament Museum, stroll through Turkey Creek Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at AJ's Water Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Okaloosa Island, then examine the collection at Garnier Post Office, then get engrossed in the history at City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center, and finally kick back and relax at Henderson Beach State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Walton Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach. In February, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola

— 2 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
On the 18th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, and then do a tasting at Beyond the Grape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Pensacola trip builder tool.

Drive from Fort Walton Beach to Pensacola in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.