7 days in Fort Walton Beach & Pensacola Itinerary

7 days in Fort Walton Beach & Pensacola Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4 h 30 min
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Fort Walton Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Pensacola
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Chicago

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Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach ©
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Get in touch with nature at Panama City Beach and Eden Gardens State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Panama City Beach (Pier Park, Panama City Beach Winery, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Okaloosa Island.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Walton Beach online attractions planner.

Chicago to Fort Walton Beach is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Fort Walton Beach: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City Beach, Eden Gardens State Park
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Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

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Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Visit Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore for some beach relaxation. Visit Fort Pickens Area and Veterans Memorial Park for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Pensacola side-trips: Mobile (Richards DAR House Museum & Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Orange Beach) and Malbis Memorial Church (in Malbis). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, stop by Crabs, enjoy the sea views from Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, and contemplate the long history of Fort Barrancas.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pensacola day trip site.

You can drive from Fort Walton Beach to Pensacola in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Mobile, Tanger Outlets Foley, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Malbis Memorial Church
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National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

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