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Pittsburgh to Panama City Beach drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Pittsburgh to Panama City Beach road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Pittsburgh to Panama City Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Panama City Beach, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Pittsburgh and Panama City Beach. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Pittsburgh and Panama City Beach. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Pittsburgh
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:25 am  Morgantown
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:25 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:15 pm  Beckley
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:15 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:04 pm  Blue Ridge Parkway
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Blue Ridge Parkway
drive for about 2 hours

12:02 pm  Charlotte
eat at Amelie's French Bakery
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:02 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:48 pm  Greenville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:48 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:10 pm  Atlanta
eat at The Varsity
stay overnight at W Atlanta - Midtown
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from W Atlanta - Midtown
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:36 am  Columbus (Georgia)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:36 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:25 pm  Chattahoochee River
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:25 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:19 pm  arrive in Panama City Beach

day 3 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Morgantown  (8 answers)
    questions about Morgantown:
        What's the best neighborhood in Morgantown (West Virginia) for a first time visitor?
Beckley  (2 answers)
Blue Ridge Parkway  (6 mentions)
    questions about Blue Ridge Parkway:
        Where do we stay overnight
Charlotte  (28 answers)
    Halcyon Flavors From the Earth  (4 mentions)
    EpiCentre  (2 mentions)
    7th Street Public Market  (2 mentions)
    Mint Museum UPTOWN  (2 mentions)
    Discovery Place  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Charlotte:
        Amelie's French Bakery
        Birdsong Brewing Co.
        Rooster's Southpark
        Cabo Fish Taco
        Georges Brasserie
    questions about Charlotte:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Charlotte?
        What's the best neighborhood in Charlotte for a first time visitor?
        Nice suburbs to stay just outside Charlotte
        What to do in Charlotte while celebrating a 60th Birthday?
        Farm to Table Dining in Charlotte
Greenville  (12 answers)
    Falls Park on the Reedy  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Greenville:
        Coffee Underground
    questions about Greenville:
        Any good studying coffeeshops around Greenville?
        Best free things to do in Greenville?
Atlanta  (109 answers)
    Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
    World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
    Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
    Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
    High Museum of Art  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Atlanta:
        The Varsity
        Mary Mac's Tea Room
        Antico Pizza Napoletana
        Empire State South
        JCT Kitchen & Bar
    hotels around Atlanta:
        W Atlanta - Midtown
        The Westin Peachtree Plaza
        Artmore Hotel
        Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection
        The Highland Inn
    questions about Atlanta:
        Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?
        Great, reasonable places to eat.
        Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?
        Authentic Southern Food!
        Best family activities in Atlanta?
Columbus (Georgia)  (5 answers)
    Flat Rock Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Columbus (Georgia):
        Best free things to do in Columbus (Georgia)?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus (Georgia)?
Chattahoochee River




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Panama City Beach, Florida.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



What are some things to do in Panama City Beach?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Pier Park  (5 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Panama City Beach. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Eron from Houston asked:
What to do and where to eat for families  (4 answers)

profile  Germaine from Charlotte asked:
What to do with teen boys?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Panama City Beach.





Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Panama City Beach to Pittsburgh drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Pittsburgh to Panama City Beach. Or get a full Pittsburgh to Panama City Beach flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Pittsburgh well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Pittsburgh!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 984 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 31 minutes
Panama City Beach is 1 hour behind Pittsburgh
31 Pittsburgh travel answers
8 Morgantown travel answers
2 Beckley travel answers
28 Charlotte travel answers
12 Greenville travel answers
109 Atlanta travel answers
5 Columbus (Georgia) travel answers
13 Panama City Beach travel answers





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