6 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

6 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, Drive to Niceville
— 1 night
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
— 3 nights



— 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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along Turkey Creek Nature Trail, then kick back and relax at Henderson Beach State Park, and then walk around Destin Dog Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, fulfill a lifelong dream with AJ's Water Adventures, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Destin Harbor.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Niceville trip planner.

Monroe to Niceville is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In October, daytime highs in Niceville are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Niceville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Panama City Beach

— 1 night

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 7th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and then stroll through Panama City Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Niceville to Panama City Beach takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pensacola.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches


— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pensacola side-trips: Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach), Okaloosa Island (in Fort Walton Beach) and Navarre Beach (in Navarre). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, view the masterpieces at Blue Morning Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pensacola Beach, and kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pensacola trip planner.

Getting from Panama City Beach to Pensacola by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City Beach to Pensacola is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Florida Panhandle travel guide

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.