9 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

9 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle trip planner

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Pensacola
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Panama City Beach
— 5 nights
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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.
Step out of Pensacola with an excursion to Navarre Beach in Navarre--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, look for gifts at Joe Patti's Seafood Company, step off the mainland to explore Gulf Islands, and expand your understanding of the military at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pensacola itinerary planner.

Huntsville to Pensacola is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Huntsville in May, Pensacola is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 5 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Panama City Beach: Santa Rosa Beach (in Santa Rosa Beach) and Emerald Coast Wine Cellars (in Miramar Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, immerse yourself in nature at St. Andrews State Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Panama City Beach takes 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola to Panama City Beach due to the time zone difference. May in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.