5 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

5 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Santa Rosa Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Austin

Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Topsail Beach State Preserve and Rosemary Beach. Step out of Santa Rosa Beach with an excursion to Destin Harbor in Destin--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Grayton Beach State Park, look for gifts at Sundog Books, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Rosa Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Rosa Beach trip itinerary maker site

Austin to Santa Rosa Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Santa Rosa Beach are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Santa Rosa Beach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sundog Books, Rosemary Beach, Destin Harbor
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Grayton Beach State Park ©
Grayton Beach State Park
Santa Rosa Beach ©
Santa Rosa Beach
Sundog Books ©
Sundog Books

Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District and then don't miss a visit to Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Veterans Memorial Park, admire all the interesting features of Blue Wahoos Stadium, then admire all the interesting features of Naval Air Station Pensacola, and finally look for gifts at Joe Patti's Seafood.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola Beach road trip planning app

You can drive from Santa Rosa Beach to Pensacola Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier ©
Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier
Joe Patti's Seafood Company ©
Joe Patti's Seafood Company
Veterans Memorial Park ©
Veterans Memorial Park