7 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

7 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle route planner

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Make it your trip
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Pensacola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Miramar Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Panama City
— 2 nights
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Pensacola

— 2 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 a short trip to Fort Pickens Area in Pensacola Beach (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, pause for some photo ops at Wall South, take an in-depth tour of Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and see some colorful creatures with Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pensacola trip planning tool.

Tampa to Pensacola is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa to Pensacola, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in November, expect Pensacola to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Miramar Beach

— 2 nights
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at Emerald Coast Wine Cellars, then enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park, then see what you can catch with IntraCoastal Experience, and finally look for gifts at Waterfront Gifts and Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Destin Dog Park, then learn about all things military at Air Force Armament Museum, then hike along Turkey Creek Nature Trail, and finally deepen your understanding at Kitchenique.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Miramar Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Miramar Beach takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Miramar Beach are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Panama City

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panama City Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Panama City Publishing Company Museum & Visitor Center. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Andrews State Park, stroll around St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, and then shop like a local with Panama City CENTER for the ARTS.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Panama City online visit planner.

Getting from Miramar Beach to Panama City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Panama City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Florida Panhandle travel guide

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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.