8 days in Pensacola Beach & Fort Walton Beach Itinerary

8 days in Pensacola Beach & Fort Walton Beach Itinerary

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8 days in Pensacola Beach & Fort Walton Beach Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Fort Walton Beach
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pensacola Beach and The Gulf Breeze ZOO. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, contemplate the long history of Fort Pickens Area, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pensacola Beach visit website .

New York City to Pensacola Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Pensacola Beach: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Gulf Breeze ZOO
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Pensacola Beach
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Panama City Beach. Explore Fort Walton Beach's surroundings by going to Panama City Beach (Gulf World Marine Park & Panama City Beach Winery), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orange Beach) and Pensacola (Pensacola Naval Air Station & National Naval Aviation Museum). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, take in the waterfront at Okaloosa Island Pier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Sands Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort Walton Beach day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pensacola Beach to Fort Walton Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In May in Fort Walton Beach, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City Beach, Destin, Pensacola, Orange Beach, Navarre Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach

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