6 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

6 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle itinerary planner

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Fort Walton Beach
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
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Fort Walton Beach

— 3 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Kids will enjoy AJ's Water Adventures and National Naval Aviation Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Walton Beach: Quayside (in Pensacola), Pensacola Beach (Pensacola Beach & Gulf Islands National Seashore) and Waterfront Gifts and Art (in Miramar Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach, stroll around Dog Park, get outside with Sunshine Water Sports, and head off the coast to Okaloosa Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Walton Beach day trip site.

Atlanta to Fort Walton Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Fort Walton Beach is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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 18th (Sun): head off the coast to Shell Island, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, meet the residents at Gulf World Marine Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Panama City Beach day trip tool.

You can drive from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach. In July, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough 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 · 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.