60 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

60 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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Fly to Tallahassee Regional Airport, Drive to Apalachicola
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Apalachicola
— 6 nights
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St. George Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tallahassee
— 12 nights
Drive
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Panama City Beach
— 13 nights
Drive
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Fort Walton Beach
— 23 nights
Drive
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Marianna
— 2 nights
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Apalachicola — 6 nights

Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge and Three Servicemen Statue. Get out of town with these interesting Apalachicola side-trips: Carrabelle (Carrabelle Bottle House, FC Charters, &more), Port Saint Joe (Spas, St. Joseph Point Lighthouse, &more) and Dead Lakes Recreational Area (in Wewahitchka). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at John Gorrie State Museum, tee off at Saint Joseph's Bay golf club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrabelle Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Constitutional Convention Museum State Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Apalachicola sightseeing planner.

Washington to Apalachicola is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington in July, Apalachicola is a bit warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. George Island.
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St. George Island — 3 nights

Famed for its serene and uncrowded beaches, St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint George Island State Park and Allegro Sailing. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, don't miss a visit to Bob Sikes Cut, look for gifts at Sometimes It's Hotter, and get a taste of the local shopping with Sea Oats Art Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St. George Island itinerary planner.

St. George Island is very close to Apalachicola. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tallahassee.
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Tallahassee — 12 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goodwood Museum and Gardens and Lake Ella & Fred Drake Park. Explore Tallahassee's surroundings by going to Thomasville (Birdsong Nature Center, Lapham-Patterson House, &more), Turner Center for the Arts (in Valdosta) and Madison Blue Springs State Park (in Lee).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tallahassee online holiday planner.

You can drive from St. George Island to Tallahassee in 2 hours. July in Tallahassee sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 13 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shipwreck Island Waterpark and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Panama City Beach side-trips: Grayton Beach State Park (in Grayton Beach), Santa Rosa Beach (Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beer Company, &more) and Southern Grace Lavender Farm (in Southport). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at M.B. Miller County Pier, get in on the family fun at Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center, admire the majestic nature at Camp Helen State Park, and walk around Conservation Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Tallahassee to Panama City Beach takes 2.5 hours. In July in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Walton Beach.
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Fort Walton Beach — 23 nights

Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Okaloosa Island Pier and John Beasley Park. Explore Fort Walton Beach's surroundings by going to Elberta (Bamahenge & Sweet Home Farm), Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier & Fairhope Brewing Company). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Cattywampus, head outdoors with Sunshine Water Sports, play a few rounds at Goofy Golf, and get in on the family fun at Wild Willy's Adventure Zone.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Walton Beach itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marianna.
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Marianna — 2 nights

Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. On the 28th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail, then get outside with Holmes Creek Canoe Livery, and then take in the history at Marianna Civil War Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area and then walk around Blue Springs Recreational Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marianna trip builder.

Traveling by car from Fort Walton Beach to Marianna takes 2 hours. In August in Marianna, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.
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Florida Panhandle travel guide

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The Emerald Coast
Stretching over 322 km (200 mi) of beautiful coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Panhandle encompasses an area of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, earning it the nickname the Emerald Coast. Distinguished from the rest of the Sunshine State by its laid-back southern influence, the region remains a popular tropical holiday destination for those looking to avoid the larger vacation hubs of Miami and Orlando. Explore the beachfront shops and fresh-caught seafood cafes of the region's fishing villages, or head to the bigger seaside communities of Pensacola and Panama City for a wide selection of retail and entertainment options, including some of the coast's most active nightlife.
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