5 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

5 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Pensacola
— 1 night
Drive
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Niceville
— 1 night
Drive
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive to Tallahassee, Fly to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International

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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 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach, then kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Gail Walsh Massage & Skincare Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at Pensacola Naval Air Station, then learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Blue Morning Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pensacola tour itinerary planning tool.

Fort Lauderdale to Pensacola is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November: high temperatures in Pensacola hover around 72°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Niceville.

Things to do in Pensacola

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Niceville

— 1 night
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. On the 27th (Fri), hike along Turkey Creek Nature Trail, see what you can catch with IntraCoastal Experience, and then walk around Destin Dog Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Niceville trip site.

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Niceville takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Niceville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Niceville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, and finally browse the different shops at Pier Park. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Gulf World Marine Park, find something for the whole family at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach road trip website.

Getting from Niceville to Panama City Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Niceville to Panama City Beach. In November, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.