15 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

15 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle trip itinerary planner

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Pensacola
— 4 nights
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Miramar Beach
— 4 nights
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Apalachicola
— 2 nights
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Tallahassee
— 4 nights
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Pensacola

— 4 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pensacola: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Perdido Key), Navarre Beach (in Navarre) and Mobile (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception & Battleship USS ALABAMA). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, and get engrossed in the history at Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pensacola attractions planning app.

Roanoke to Pensacola is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Roanoke to Pensacola is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Roanoke in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Pensacola: highs are around 62°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Miramar Beach

— 4 nights
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Explore Miramar Beach's surroundings by going to Turkey Creek Nature Trail (in Niceville), Air Force Armament Museum (in Fort Walton Beach) and Panama City Beach (Panama City Beach Winery, Panama City Beach, &more). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Kitchenique, look for gifts at Waterfront Gifts and Art, indulge your taste buds at Emerald Coast Wine Cellars, and take a tour by water with Gulf Angler Fishing Charters.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Miramar Beach tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Miramar Beach takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Apalachicola.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Apalachicola

— 2 nights
Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. On the 10th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Church and then admire the striking features of Orman House Historic State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and then examine the collection at The Raney House Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Apalachicola trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Miramar Beach to Apalachicola takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Miramar Beach to Apalachicola is 1 hour. January in Apalachicola sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Apalachicola

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Tallahassee

— 4 nights
Tallahassee is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, grab your bike and head to JR Alford Greenway, delve into the lush surroundings at Lake Talquin State Forest, and walk around Cascades Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tallahassee online holiday planner.

Drive from Apalachicola to Tallahassee in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tallahassee can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Florida Panhandle travel guide

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Beaches · Water Sports · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Emerald Coast
Stretching over 322 km (200 mi) of beautiful coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Panhandle encompasses an area of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, earning it the nickname the Emerald Coast. Distinguished from the rest of the Sunshine State by its laid-back southern influence, the region remains a popular tropical holiday destination for those looking to avoid the larger vacation hubs of Miami and Orlando. Explore the beachfront shops and fresh-caught seafood cafes of the region's fishing villages, or head to the bigger seaside communities of Pensacola and Panama City for a wide selection of retail and entertainment options, including some of the coast's most active nightlife.