9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

San Francisco
subway + Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
Amelia Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Francisco

1
day
Amelia Island

Amelia Island ©
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Amelia Island Historic District, contemplate the long history of Fernandina Beach, then stroll the grounds of Bosque Bello Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Clinch State Park Main Entrance.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amelia Island holiday planner.

San Francisco to Amelia Island is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Amelia Island is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Amelia Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

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Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach ©
Fernandina Beach

3
days
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and Mission of Nombre de Dios. We've included these beaches for you: St. Augustine Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Crescent Beach (in Crescent Beach) and Ocean Art Gallery (in Flagler Beach). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and steep yourself in history at Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planner.

Getting from Amelia Island to St. Augustine by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Crescent Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ocean Art Gallery
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Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios

few
hours
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach vacation trip planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from St. Augustine in October, Panama City Beach is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pensacola Beach.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Beach at Panama City ©
Beach at Panama City

3
days
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. National Naval Aviation Museum and Fort Pickens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District. Change things up with these side-trips from Pensacola Beach: Navarre Beach (in Navarre) and Pensacola Lighthouse (in Pensacola).

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pensacola Beach travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Pensacola Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Pensacola Beach. In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pensacola, Navarre Beach
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Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
National Naval Aviation Museum
National Naval Aviation Museum
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach

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