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Columbus to Destin drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Destin road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus 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 Columbus
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:32 am  Cincinnati
eat at Rhinegeist Brewery
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:32 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:18 pm  Louisville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:18 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:56 pm  Mammoth Cave National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:56 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:28 pm  Nashville
stay overnight at Gaylord Opryland Resort
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Gaylord Opryland Resort
drive for about 2 hours

10:51 am  Decatur (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:51 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:14 pm  Birmingham (Alabama)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:43 pm  Montgomery
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:43 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:17 pm  Andalusia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:17 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:54 pm  arrive in Destin

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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profile  Peter asked:
Famous stops  (0 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Cincinnati  (35 answers)
    Washington Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Cincinnati:
        Rhinegeist Brewery
        Skyline Chili
        Nada
        The Eagle
        Senate
    questions about Cincinnati:
        Best free things to do in Cincinnati?
        The best of Cincinnati?
        Top dining spots in Cincinnati!?
        Where is the best place to grab an early dinner in Cincinnati
        Running near Eden Park?

Louisville  (47 answers)
    Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory  (3 mentions)
    Churchill Downs  (2 mentions)
    Muhammad Ali Center  (2 mentions)
    Fourth Street Live!  (2 mentions)
    Louisville Slugger Field  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Louisville:
        Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
        Basa Restaurant
        Milkwood Restaurant
        Jeff Ruby's Louisville
        Hyatt Regency Louisville
    questions about Louisville:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
        What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?
        Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?
        Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?
        Has anyone been to Butchertown Market?

Mammoth Cave National Park  (13 mentions)

Nashville  (190 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    hotels around Nashville:
        Gaylord Opryland Resort
        The Hermitage Hotel
        Omni Nashville Hotel
    questions about Nashville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Nashville for a first time visitor?
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        Best Location to Stay

Decatur (Alabama)  (2 answers)

Birmingham (Alabama)  (43 answers)
    questions about Birmingham (Alabama):
        Entertainment for a large group of customers in Birmingham?
        where is a safe hotel to stay in birmingham, al
        locate a good breakfast or coffee shop on the west side of Birmingham

Montgomery  (12 answers)

Andalusia


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)

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 831 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 27 minutes
Destin is 1 hour behind Columbus
39 Columbus travel answers
35 Cincinnati travel answers
47 Louisville travel answers
190 Nashville travel answers
2 Decatur (Alabama) travel answers
43 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
12 Montgomery travel answers
26 Destin travel answers





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