3 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

3 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle sightseeing planner

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Panama City Beach
— 1 day
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Pensacola
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then browse the different shops at Pier Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach driving holiday planning tool.

Valparaiso to Panama City Beach is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valparaiso to Panama City Beach due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Pensacola

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by Joe Patti's Seafood Company, then learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with Chase-N-Fins. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Rollins Distillery, and then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Pensacola road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Pensacola takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Pensacola, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Pensacola can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors · Parks · 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.