30 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

30 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle trip planner

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Port Saint Joe
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 12 nights
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Niceville
— 3 nights
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Pensacola
— 11 nights
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Port Saint Joe

— 3 nights
Port St. Visit St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and Mexico Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Saint Joe: St. George Island (Saint George Island State Park & Sometimes It's Hotter), Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Eastpoint) and Apalachicola (Gulf Coast Extreme Adventures, Orman House Historic State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Cape San Blas, enjoy the sea views from St. Joseph Point Lighthouse, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Saint Joe attractions planning website.

Orlando to Port Saint Joe is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Port Saint Joe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 12 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.
Relax by the water at Panama City Beach and Blue Mountain Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Panama City Beach: Freeport (E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center & Windswept Dunes Golfcourse), Seaside (Beach Sand Sculptures, Seaside Beach, &more) and Santa Rosa Beach (Topsail Beach State Preserve & Christina D Swim and Resort). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Sat) at Shipwreck Island Waterpark. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a leisurely stroll along The Village of Baytowne Wharf, immerse yourself in nature at St. Andrews State Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Saint Joe to Panama City Beach in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Niceville.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Niceville

— 3 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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Henderson Beach State Park and Crystal Sands Beach. Take a break from Niceville with a short trip to Santa Rosa Beach in Santa Rosa Beach, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with AJ's Water Adventures, take in the waterfront activity at HarborWalk Marina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turkey Creek Nature Trail, and don't miss a visit to Destin Harbor Boardwalk.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Niceville day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Niceville takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. June in Niceville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Niceville

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Pensacola

— 11 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Navarre Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pensacola: Fly The Boat (in Navarre), Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach) and Fort Walton Beach (Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, Garnier Post Office, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, head off the coast to Gulf Islands, see majestic marine mammals with Chase-N-Fins, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola holiday planning website.

Drive from Niceville to Pensacola in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to 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.