30 days in Pensacola & Gulf Shores Itinerary

30 days in Pensacola & Gulf Shores Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Pensacola
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Gulf Shores
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Pensacola — 15 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.
Explore Pensacola's surroundings by going to Fort Walton Beach (Air Force Armament Museum, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, &more), Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach) and Santa Rosa Beach (in Santa Rosa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, get engrossed in the history at Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some photo ops at Veterans Memorial Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pensacola travel planner.

Polk City to Pensacola is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Polk City to Pensacola due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Polk City in April: highs in Pensacola hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 61°F. You will leave for Gulf Shores on the 16th (Sun).
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Gulf Shores — 14 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Explore Gulf Shores' surroundings by going to Biloxi (Biloxi Beach, Beau Rivage Casino, &more), Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf, brush up on your military savvy at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gulf Shores trip planner.

You can drive from Pensacola to Gulf Shores in an hour. In April in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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