8 days in Columbus & Pensacola Itinerary

8 days in Columbus & Pensacola Itinerary

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Columbus

— 4 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Zipline (in Rockbridge), Rockhouse (in Logan) and Dayton (Dayton National Cemetery, National Museum of the US Air Force, &more). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Columbus, appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village, let your taste buds guide you at Columbus Food Adventures, and examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus tour itinerary builder.

New York City to Columbus is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Columbus, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Pensacola.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pensacola

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pensacola: Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach) and Orange Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Hummingbird Zipline Course). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, snap pictures at The Graffiti Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pensacola visit planning app.

Fly from Columbus to Pensacola in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Pensacola is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Columbus in October: high temperatures in Pensacola hover around 82°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips