31 days in Northwest Florida Itinerary

31 days in Northwest Florida Itinerary

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Fort Walton Beach
— 13 nights
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Perdido Key
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 8 nights
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Port Saint Joe
— 4 nights
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St. George Island
— 3 nights
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Fort Walton Beach — 13 nights

Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like AJ's Water Adventures and National Naval Aviation Museum. Explore Fort Walton Beach's surroundings by going to Pensacola (Gulf Islands, Fort Barrancas, &more), Pensacola Beach (Pensacola Beach, Gulf Islands National Seashore, &more) and Emerald Coast Wine Cellars (in Miramar Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Navarre Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, and head off the coast to Okaloosa Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Walton Beach day trip planning app.

Orlando to Fort Walton Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Perdido Key.
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Perdido Key — 2 nights

Perdido Key, Florida is an unincorporated community in Escambia County, Florida, United States, between Pensacola and Orange Beach, Alabama. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tee off at Lost Key Golf Club, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then play a few rounds at Perdido Bay Golf Club. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Dog Park West and then stop by Innerlight Surf Shop.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Perdido Key trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Fort Walton Beach to Perdido Key in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Perdido Key can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 8 nights

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Bring the kids along to Panama City Beach and St. Andrews State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Panama City Beach: Bear Creek Feline Center (in Panama City), Grayton Beach State Park (in Grayton Beach) and Fusion Art Glass Gallery (in Seaside). Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Santa Rosa Beach, get to know the resident critters at ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory, and find something for the whole family at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Panama City Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Perdido Key to Panama City Beach takes 3 hours. Traveling from Perdido Key to Panama City Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Saint Joe.
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Port Saint Joe — 4 nights

Port St. Attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and Cape San Blas make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Saint Joe: Apalachicola (Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge & Williams Fishing Adventures). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape San Blas Lighthouse, look for gifts at Bluewater Outriggers, and stroll through Mexico Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Saint Joe using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Port Saint Joe takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Saint Joe are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to St. George Island.
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St. George Island — 3 nights

Famed for its serene and uncrowded beaches, St.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Carrabelle (Carrabelle Bottle House & Carrabelle History Museum). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Saint George Island State Park, brush up on your military savvy at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, stroll through Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, and take in the exciting artwork at Sea Oats Art Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St. George Island trip planning tool.

Drive from Port Saint Joe to St. George Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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