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Destin to Miami drive in 1 day

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Destin to Miami road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Destin to Miami. If you're planning a road trip to Miami, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Destin
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:22 am  Chipley
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:22 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:47 am  Tallahassee
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:47 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:17 pm  Jennings
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:17 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:42 pm  Gainesville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:42 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:23 pm  Orlando
stay for about 3 hours and leave at 10:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:08 am (past midnight)  Vero Beach
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:08 am (past midnight)
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:31 am (past midnight)  West Palm Beach
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:31 am (past midnight)
drive for about 1 hour

4:40 am (next morning)  arrive in Miami
stay at Fontainebleau Resort

driving ≈ 11.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Destin, Florida.

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?

Chipley
Tallahassee  (9 answers)
    questions about Tallahassee:
        Best free things to do in Tallahassee?
Jennings
Gainesville  (2 answers)
Orlando  (134 answers)
    The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter  (16 mentions)
    Universal CityWalk  (8 mentions)
    Universal's Islands of Adventure  (7 mentions)
    Universal Studios Islands of Adventure  (5 mentions)
    Orlando Premium Outlets - International Dr  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Orlando:
        Cafe Tu Tu Tango
        Emeril's Orlando
        SeaWorld
        Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
        Hard Rock Cafe
    hotels around Orlando:
        Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
        Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection
    questions about Orlando:
        How many days for Disney + universal?
        What to do during one day in Orlando that's not Disney World
        Top golf courses in Orlando?
        Fine dining for client meeting in Orlando
        What's the best time of year to visit theme parks?
Vero Beach  (2 answers)
West Palm Beach  (11 answers)
    questions about West Palm Beach:
        Looking for a hotel with a great view
        Restaurants in West Palm Beach - casual with good beers on tap
        Where are popular areas to stay in West Palm Beach?
        What's the best neighborhood in West Palm Beach for a first time visitor?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Miami, Florida.

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




Where's the best place to stay in Miami?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Miami.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fontainebleau Resort, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Freehand Miami  (3 mentions)
Delano Hotel  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Miami? Click the blue button below.






Where's the best place to eat in Miami?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Versailles, which was mentioned 14 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Joe's Stone Crab  (13 mentions)
Seasons 52  (6 mentions)
The Broken Shaker  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Miami? Click the blue button below.






What are some things to do in Miami?

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:

Miami Beach  (22 mentions)
Lincoln Road  (14 mentions)
Lincoln Road Mall  (11 mentions)
Ocean Drive  (9 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 Miami. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Valerie Sacksworth from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Miami?  (13 answers)

 Sunil Gupta from Mountain View asked:
Good Cuban food in Miami?  (9 answers)

 Miriam Cohen from Seattle asked:
What is the weather like during the winter months?  (8 answers)

 Molly Eldridge from asked:
one night lay over in Miami- what to see, where to eat?  (8 answers)

 Diane Rosales from Clifton, Texas asked:
Looking for a trendy and unique restaurant to celebrate my birthday!  (8 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Miami.






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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 639 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 57 minutes
Miami is 1 hour ahead of Destin
14 Destin travel answers
9 Tallahassee travel answers
2 Gainesville travel answers
134 Orlando travel answers
2 Vero Beach travel answers
11 West Palm Beach travel answers
132 Miami travel answers





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