8 days in Destin & Bloomington Itinerary

8 days in Destin & Bloomington Itinerary

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Fly to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, Drive to Miramar Beach
Miramar Beach
— 3 nights
Drive to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, Fly to Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal, Drive to Bloomington
— 4 nights
Drive to Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal, Fly to New York City


Miramar Beach

— 3 nights
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like AJ's Water Adventures and Destin Harbor Boardwalk. The adventure continues: stop by Waterfront Gifts and Art, explore the activities along Destin Harbor, take a leisurely stroll along The Village of Baytowne Wharf, and enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Miramar Beach trip planner.

New York City to Miramar Beach is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Miramar Beach, with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:


— 4 nights
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Family-friendly places like Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bloomington: Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park), Allen Park (in Ottawa) and Springfield (Lauterbach Giant, Dana-Thomas House, &more). The adventure continues: stop by BEER NUTSR Brand Snacks.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bloomington travel tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miramar Beach to Bloomington. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miramar Beach in July: high temperatures in Bloomington hover around 83°F and lows are around 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Destin travel guide

Parasailing & Paragliding · Fishing Charters & Tours · Water Sports
World's Luckiest Fishing Village
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations. The city originated as a small fishing village, but today tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy itineraries filled with dolphin cruises, snorkeling, and superb sailing. The city boasts a lively nightlife scene, and when the sun sets, beachfront bars and seafood restaurants are abuzz with activity. The sand of Destin's idyllic beaches is considered to be some of the whitest in the world; made up of finely ground quartz crystal, it resembles sugar.