6 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

6 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle route planner

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


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.
On the 5th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Panama City CENTER for the ARTS, then look for gifts at Emerald Coast Olive Oil, then browse the different shops at Pier Park, and finally kick back and relax at Panama City Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip planner.

Monroe to Panama City Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pensacola.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip


— 4 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.
Fort Pickens Area and Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Navarre Beach and Okaloosa Island. There's still lots to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with AJ's Water Adventures, look for gifts at Emerald Coast Olive Oil, learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, and contemplate the long history of Veterans Memorial Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pensacola holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Pensacola takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City Beach to Pensacola is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough 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.