22 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

22 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle trip planner

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Tallahassee
— 4 nights
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St. George Island
— 2 nights
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Apalachicola
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 5 nights
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Pensacola
— 7 nights
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Tallahassee

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (in Bristol), Wakulla River Park (in Saint Marks) and The George Griffin Pottery (in Sopchoppy).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tallahassee online travel route planner.

Denver to Tallahassee is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Tallahassee is 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in May, you will find days in Tallahassee are much hotter (88°F), and nights are a bit warmer (63°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to St. George Island.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

St. George Island

— 2 nights
Famed for its serene and uncrowded beaches, St.
On the 15th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Sea Oats Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bob Sikes Cut, admire the majestic nature at Saint George Island State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St. George Island sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Tallahassee to St. George Island in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Apalachicola.

Things to do in St. George Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Apalachicola

— 3 nights
Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. When in Apalachicola, make a side trip to see St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in Port Saint Joe, approximately Port Saint Joe away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Gulf Coast Extreme Adventures, pause for some photo ops at Three Servicemen Statue, sample the tasty concoctions at Oyster City Brewing Company, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Apalachicola online road trip planner.

Apalachicola is just a short distance from St. George Island. In May, daily temperatures in Apalachicola can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Apalachicola

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Panama City Beach

— 5 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 out of town with these interesting Panama City Beach side-trips: Santa Rosa Beach (Santa Rosa Beach & Point Washington State Forest), Grayton Beach State Park (in Grayton Beach) and Miramar Beach (Emerald Coast Wine Cellars, Waterfront Gifts and Art, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, and immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach travel planning website.

Drive from Apalachicola to Panama City Beach in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pensacola.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Pensacola

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Navarre (Navarre Beach Marine Science Station & Navarre Beach), Fort Walton Beach (Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Air Force Armament Museum, &more) and Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, don't miss a visit to Veterans Memorial Park, and see some colorful creatures with Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pensacola trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Pensacola takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City Beach to Pensacola is minus 1 hour. In May in Pensacola, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.