8 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

8 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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Tallahassee
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. George Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Rosa Beach
— 2 nights
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Tallahassee

— 2 nights
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Florida History and Tallahassee Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Mission San Luis de Apalachee and Florida Historic Capitol Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tallahassee day trip planning app.

Cleveland to Tallahassee is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in May: high temperatures in Tallahassee hover around 88°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to St. George Island.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. George Island

— 2 nights
Famed for its serene and uncrowded beaches, St.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): shop like a local with Sea Oats Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Saint George Island Lighthouse, Gift Shop and Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Saint George Island State Park, and then make a trip to Bob Sikes Cut.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. George Island route planner.

Getting from Tallahassee to St. George Island by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in St. George Island are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in St. George Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pensacola Beach

— 1 night
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore, then take in the waterfront at Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier, and then see majestic marine mammals with Chase-N-Fins.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola Beach journey builder website.

Traveling by car from St. George Island to Pensacola Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. George Island to Pensacola Beach is minus 1 hour. May in Pensacola Beach sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Rosa Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Santa Rosa Beach

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Grayton Beach State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Topsail Beach State Preserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Beach.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Santa Rosa Beach holiday builder site.

Getting from Pensacola Beach to Santa Rosa Beach by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Santa Rosa Beach, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Santa Rosa Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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.