5 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

5 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Santa Rosa Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

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days
Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Beach at Panama City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Rosa Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Eden Gardens State Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Village of Baytowne Wharf.

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Houston to Santa Rosa Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Santa Rosa Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Eden Gardens State Park, Village of Baytowne Wharf, Panama City Beach
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Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Santa Rosa Beach ©
Santa Rosa Beach
Eden Gardens State Park ©
Eden Gardens State Park

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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Get some cultural insight at National Naval Aviation Museum and Fort Pickens. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pensacola Beach and Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier. Explore Pensacola Beach's surroundings by going to Pensacola Lighthouse (in Pensacola) and Navarre (Navarre Beach & Island Style). There's still lots to do: stroll through Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pensacola Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Rosa Beach to Pensacola Beach in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pensacola Beach are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

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