16 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

16 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle journey planner

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Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
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Niceville
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Port Saint Joe
— 3 nights
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St. George Island
— 2 nights
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Tallahassee
— 4 nights
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Pensacola Beach

— 1 night
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Rollins Distillery, get to know the resident critters at The Gulf Breeze ZOO, and then take in the waterfront at Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pensacola Beach trip maker app.

New York City to Pensacola Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Pensacola Beach. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in February: highs in Pensacola Beach hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Niceville.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Niceville

— 2 nights
Niceville is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States, located near Eglin Air Force Base on Boggy Bayou that opens into Choctawhatchee Bay.The population was 11,684 at the 2000 census. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Turkey Creek Nature Trail, then stroll around Dog Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Beach. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, discover the deep blue sea with Destin's Original Sea Blaster, and then explore the activities along Destin Harbor.

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You can drive from Pensacola Beach to Niceville in 1.5 hours. In February in Niceville, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Niceville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Get outdoors at Topsail Beach State Preserve and Grayton Beach State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falling Waters State Park and Conservation Park. Change things up with a short trip to Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Camp Helen State Park, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, pick up some local products at 30A Farmers Market, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Blue Giraffe.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach trip planning website.

Drive from Niceville to Panama City Beach in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Niceville to Panama City Beach is 1 hour. February in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Saint Joe.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Saint Joe

— 3 nights
Port St. You've now added Constitutional Convention Museum State Park to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Mexico Beach and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Orman House Historic State Park and Three Servicemen Statue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Saint Joe: Apalachicola (Bowery Art Gallery and Studio & Oyster City Brewing Company). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cape San Blas, admire the landmark architecture of St. Joseph Point Lighthouse, and admire all the interesting features of US Highway 98.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Saint Joe visit planning website.

Drive from Panama City Beach to Port Saint Joe in 1.5 hours. In February in Port Saint Joe, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. George Island.

Things to do in Port Saint Joe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

St. George Island

— 2 nights
Famed for its serene and uncrowded beaches, St.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrabelle Beach, stop by Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Saint George Island State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the St. George Island itinerary tool.

Getting from Port Saint Joe to St. George Island by car takes about an hour. In February in St. George Island, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Tallahassee.

Things to do in St. George Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Tallahassee

— 4 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and Florida Caverns State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Florida Historic Capitol Museum and Roadside Rusted Ford Trucks.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallahassee driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St. George Island to Tallahassee takes 2 hours. February in Tallahassee sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Florida Panhandle travel guide

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Beaches · Water Sports · Military Museums
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.