11 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

11 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle route planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
Pensacola
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Port Saint Joe
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
St. George Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tallahassee
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Orlando, Florida

2
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
You'll explore and learn at National Naval Aviation Museum and Quayside. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gulf Islands National Seashore and Joe Patti's Seafood Company. Step out of Pensacola with an excursion to Navarre Beach in Navarre--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Pensacola Naval Air Station and take a memorable drive along The Graffiti Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pensacola road trip planning site .

Orlando to Pensacola is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pensacola, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Panama City Beach and Seaside Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Panama City Beach Winery and Falling Waters State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Panama City Beach side-trips: Fusion Art Glass Gallery (in Seaside) and Eden Gardens State Park (in Point Washington). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Destin History & Fishing Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach travel route website .

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Panama City Beach takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Saint Joe.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside, Falling Waters State Park, Destin History & Fishing Museum, Eden Gardens State Park
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Eden Gardens State Park ©
Eden Gardens State Park
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

1
night
Port Saint Joe

Port Saint Joe
Port St. On the 10th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Frost Pottery Garden, enjoy the sea views from Cape San Blas Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mexico Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Saint Joe travel route planner .

Getting from Panama City Beach to Port Saint Joe by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Port Saint Joe are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. George Island.

Things to do in Port Saint Joe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mexico Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mexico Beach
Mexico Beach
Cape San Blas Lighthouse ©
Cape San Blas Lighthouse
Frost Pottery Garden ©
Frost Pottery Garden

1
night
St. George Island

St. George Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Carrabelle Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum, and finally look for gifts at Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our St. George Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Port Saint Joe to St. George Island in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in St. George Island can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tallahassee.

Things to do in St. George Island

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Carrabelle
Highlights from your plan
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum ©
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop ©
Island Dog Beach and Surf Shop

3
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Mashes Sands Beach, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Luis de Apalachee, and then contemplate the long history of Grove Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, then wander the streets of Railroad Square Art Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Proof Brewing Company.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tallahassee attractions planner.

You can drive from St. George Island to Tallahassee in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tallahassee are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mashes Sands Beach, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mashes Sands Beach ©
Mashes Sands Beach
Mission San Luis de Apalachee ©
Mission San Luis de Apalachee
Goodwood Museum and Gardens ©
Goodwood Museum and Gardens