6 days in Florida Panhandle Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights


Pensacola — 2 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Change things up with a short trip to Navarre Beach in Navarre (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, sample the fine beverages at Rollins Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Historic Pensacola Village, and stop by Crabs.

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Jacksonville to Pensacola is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Panama City Beach — 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Go for a jaunt from Panama City Beach to Santa Rosa Beach to see Santa Rosa Beach about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Panama City Beach, admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery.

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You can drive from Pensacola to Panama City Beach in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pensacola to Panama City Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Florida Panhandle travel guide

Beaches · Water Sports · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.