9 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

9 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Panhandle trip planner
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Pensacola
— 1 night
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Marianna
— 1 night
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St. George Island
— 1 night
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Port Saint Joe
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Pensacola — 1 night

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum and then see some colorful creatures with Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Gulf Islands National Seashore, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pensacola trip planner.

Newark to Pensacola is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Pensacola. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in Pensacola hover around 88°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Marianna.
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Marianna — 1 night

Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. On the 16th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Falling Waters State Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Florida Caverns State Park.

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Traveling by car from Pensacola to Marianna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to St. George Island.
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St. George Island — 1 night

Famed for its serene and uncrowded beaches, St.
On the 17th (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Saint George Island State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the St. George Island trip maker.

Traveling by car from Marianna to St. George Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Marianna to St. George Island is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in St. George Island are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Saint Joe.
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Port Saint Joe — 2 nights

Port St. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Oyster City Brewing Company and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mexico Beach. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Cape San Blas, kick back and relax at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, and then see what you can catch with Southbound Charter.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Saint Joe trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from St. George Island to Port Saint Joe in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 3 nights

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Explore hidden gems such as Panama City Beach Winery and IntraCoastal Experience - Destin Fishing Charter. When in Panama City Beach, make a side trip to see Santa Rosa Beach in Santa Rosa Beach, approximately Santa Rosa Beach away. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Crystal Sands Beach, get some fabulous bargains at Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and stroll through Panama City Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Panama City Beach online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Port Saint Joe to Panama City Beach takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Florida Panhandle travel guide

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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.
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