4 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

4 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle trip itinerary planner

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Pensacola
— 1 night
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
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Pensacola

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Wall South. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): expand your understanding of the military at Pensacola Naval Air Station, see some colorful creatures with Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach.

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Chicago to Pensacola is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Pensacola to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Panama City Beach

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Fri), browse the different shops at Pier Park, then don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Panama City Beach, then head off the coast to Shell Island, and finally take advantage of the amenities at Panama City Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Gulf World Marine Park, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park.

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Traveling by car from Pensacola to Panama City Beach takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pensacola to Panama City Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.