5 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Florida Panhandle attractions planner
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Pensacola
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
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Eastpoint
— 1 night
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Pensacola — 2 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.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, then learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Veterans Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf Islands National Seashore, then do a tasting at Beyond the Grape, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pensacola day trip app.

Washington to Pensacola is an approximately 14-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington to Pensacola. In January, Pensacola is a bit warmer than Washington - with highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with 30A Farmers Market, stroll through Panama City Beach, then browse the different shops at Pier Park, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Panama City Beach takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. January in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Eastpoint.
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Eastpoint — 1 night

Eastpoint is a census-designated place (CDP) in Franklin County, Florida, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Eastpoint takes 2 hours. In January in Eastpoint, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel 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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