15 days in Pensacola, Jacksonville & Orlando Itinerary

15 days in Pensacola, Jacksonville & Orlando Itinerary

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15 days in Pensacola, Jacksonville & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Bakersfield
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Pensacola
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Jacksonville
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Bakersfield


4
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Navarre Beach and Henderson Beach State Park. Get outdoors at Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District. Change things up with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Destin (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum and look for gifts at Crab's We Got Em' Beach Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pensacola trip planner .

Bakersfield to Pensacola is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bakersfield to Pensacola is 2 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, expect nights in Pensacola to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are little chillier, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Destin, Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

5
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Relax by the water at St. Augustine Beach and Jacksonville Beach. Visiting Fort Matanzas National Monument and Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jacksonville: St. Augustine (The Ximenez-Fatio House, Castillo de San Marcos, & more). There's more to do: make a trip to Riverside/Avondale Historic District.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jacksonville online trip planner .

Getting from Pensacola to Jacksonville by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola to Jacksonville. In July, daytime highs in Jacksonville are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Popular historic sites such as Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Andy Romano Beachfront Park. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 58 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and look for gifts at The LEGO Store Downtown Disney.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orlando sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Jacksonville to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Andy Romano Beachfront Park
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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