3 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

3 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Pensacola Beach


Panama City Beach — 2 nights

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, then learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then immerse yourself in nature at St. Andrews State Park, and finally don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Panama City Beach. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the majestic nature at Eden Gardens State Park, and then pick up some local products at 30A Farmers Market.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach trip itinerary planning website.

Hattiesburg to Panama City Beach is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pensacola Beach.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pensacola Beach itinerary planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Pensacola Beach in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Pensacola Beach due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Pensacola Beach are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Florida Panhandle travel guide

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.