57 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

57 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle journey planner

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Pensacola
— 14 nights
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Miramar Beach
— 9 nights
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Panama City
— 7 nights
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Apalachicola
— 7 nights
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St. George Island
— 7 nights
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Tallahassee
— 12 nights
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Pensacola

— 14 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pensacola: Milton (Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site, West Florida Railroad Museum, &more), Navarre (Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, Navarre Beach, &more) and Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, enjoy the sea views from Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, head off the coast to Gulf Islands, and admire the majestic nature at Blackwater River State Recreation Area.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pensacola driving holiday planner.

Fort Myers to Pensacola is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Myers to Pensacola. In September, daytime highs in Pensacola are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Miramar Beach

— 9 nights
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Explore Miramar Beach's surroundings by going to Turkey Creek Nature Trail (in Niceville), 30A Farmers Market (in Rosemary Beach) and Fort Walton Beach (Air Force Armament Museum, Garnier Post Office, &more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Sunshine Water Sports, and shop like a local with Fusion Art Glass Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Miramar Beach online holiday maker.

You can drive from Pensacola to Miramar Beach in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Miramar Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Panama City.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Panama City

— 7 nights
Explore Panama City's surroundings by going to Panama City Beach (Shell Island & Sunshine Riding Trails - Day Tours) and Mexico Beach (in Mexico Beach).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Miramar Beach to Panama City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Apalachicola.

Things to do in Panama City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Apalachicola

— 7 nights
Apalachicola is a city in Franklin County, Florida, United States, on the shore of Apalachicola Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Change things up with these side-trips from Apalachicola: Port Saint Joe (Spas, St. Joseph Point Lighthouse, &more) and Carrabelle (Carrabelle Bottle House & Carrabelle History Museum). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Oyster City Brewing Company, take in the exciting artwork at Bowery Art Gallery and Studio, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Apalachicola sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Panama City to Apalachicola takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to St. George Island.

Things to do in Apalachicola

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. George Island

— 7 nights
Famed for its serene and uncrowded beaches, St.
St. George Island is known for wildlife, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Saint George Island State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum, make a trip to Bob Sikes Cut, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. George Island trip app.

St. George Island is very close to Apalachicola. In October in St. George Island, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 63°F at night. You will leave for Tallahassee on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in St. George Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Tallahassee

— 12 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tallahassee: Wakulla River Park (in Saint Marks), Roadside Rusted Ford Trucks (in Crawfordville) and Sopchoppy (Ochlockonee River State Park & The George Griffin Pottery).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tallahassee day trip website.

You can drive from St. George Island to Tallahassee in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tallahassee are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Florida Panhandle travel guide

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Beaches · Water Sports · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.