8 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

8 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Taxi:  9​h
1
Pensacola
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Niceville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Panama City
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Pensacola side-trips: Navarre Beach (in Navarre) and Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, look for gifts at Joe Patti's Seafood Company, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pensacola road trip planning app .

San Francisco to Pensacola is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Pensacola due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Pensacola are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Niceville.

Things to do in Pensacola

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Pensacola Naval Air Station ©
Pensacola Naval Air Station
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum ©
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

2
nights
Niceville

Niceville ©
Niceville is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States, located near Eglin Air Force Base on Boggy Bayou that opens into Choctawhatchee Bay.The population was 11,684 at the 2000 census. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along The Village of Baytowne Wharf, then kick back and relax at Santa Rosa Beach, then deepen your understanding at Kitchenique, and finally stroll around Destin Dog Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Garnier Post Office, then brush up on your military savvy at Air Force Armament Museum, then trek along Turkey Creek Nature Trail, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Niceville itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Niceville takes 1.5 hours. February in Niceville sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Panama City.

Things to do in Niceville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Kitchenique
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Air Force Armament Museum ©
Air Force Armament Museum
The Village of Baytowne Wharf ©
The Village of Baytowne Wharf

2
nights
Panama City

Panama City ©
Panama City is a city and the county seat of Bay County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Feline Center and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Panama City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Niceville to Panama City takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in February, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Panama City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery