9 days in Pensacola Beach & Destin Itinerary

9 days in Pensacola Beach & Destin Itinerary

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9 days in Pensacola Beach & Destin Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  9​h 30​min
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Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sandestin
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
End: San Jose

1
night
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
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 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore and then stroll through Pensacola Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pensacola Beach trip app .

San Jose to Pensacola Beach is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Jose to Pensacola Beach due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Jose in September; daily highs in Pensacola Beach reach 88°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sandestin.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
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Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach

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nights
Sandestin

Sandestin ©
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2400acre destination resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, United States, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Shop till you drop at Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. You'll get in some beach time at Henderson Beach State Park and Santa Rosa Beach. Explore Sandestin's surroundings by going to E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center (in Freeport), Fort Walton Beach (Fishing Charters & Tours & Okaloosa Island) and Falling Waters State Park (in Chipley). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Destin Commons, take in the exciting artwork at Fusion Art Glass Gallery, look for gifts at Christina D Swim and Resort, and immerse yourself in nature at Topsail Beach State Preserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandestin online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pensacola Beach to Sandestin takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandestin

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Camp Helen State Park, Falling Waters State Park
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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Camp Helen State Park ©
Camp Helen State Park
Topsail Beach State Preserve ©
Topsail Beach State Preserve

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