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Charleston to Destin drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Charleston to Destin road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charleston to Destin. If you're planning a road trip to Destin, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Charleston
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:23 am  Beaufort
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:23 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:05 pm  Amelia Island
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:05 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:43 pm  Lake City (Florida)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Lake City (Florida)
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:42 am  Tallahassee
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:42 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:50 pm  Marianna
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:50 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:14 pm  eat at Nick's Seafood Restaurant
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:14 pm
drive for about 27 minutes

5:42 pm  arrive in Destin

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Beaufort  (15 answers)

Amelia Island  (6 mentions)

Lake City (Florida)  (2 answers)

Tallahassee  (13 answers)
    questions about Tallahassee:
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Marianna

Nick's Seafood Restaurant


What are some things to do in Destin?

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

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 Destin. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Andrea from asked:
Places to eat  (3 answers)

profile  Molly from Rock Springs, Wyoming asked:
Family Friendly Spring Break  (2 answers)

profile  Cheryl from Plainfield (Indiana) asked:
Best accommodations on beach  (2 answers)

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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 Destin to Charleston 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 Charleston to Destin. Or get a full Charleston to Destin 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 Charleston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Charleston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 562 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 24 minutes
Destin is 1 hour behind Charleston
138 Charleston travel answers
15 Beaufort travel answers
2 Lake City (Florida) travel answers
13 Tallahassee travel answers
26 Destin travel answers





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