7 days in Pensacola Beach, Gulf Shores & New Orleans Itinerary

7 days in Pensacola Beach, Gulf Shores & New Orleans Itinerary

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Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Drive
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights

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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. On the 27th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at The Gulf Breeze ZOO, enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach, and then look for gifts at Island Style. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, and then get interesting insight from Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola Beach tour itinerary planner.

Pensacola to Pensacola Beach is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Pensacola Beach can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 29th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, then work off some steam at Bodenhamer Recreation Center, and then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pensacola Beach to Gulf Shores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
4.4
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
3.6

2
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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): work some fitness into your day at Woldenberg Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. On the next day, make a trip to Jackson Square, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans road trip planner.

Getting from Gulf Shores to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Gulf Shores, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your trip
Jackson Square ©
Historic Walking Area
Jackson Square
4.6
French Quarter ©
Must see
French Quarter
4.1

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