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Saint Petersburg (Florida) to Destin drive in 1 day

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  Saint Petersburg (Florida)
 Ocala
 Lake City
 Monticello (Florida)
 Chipley
   Destin 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Saint Petersburg (Florida) to Destin road trip planner

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

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9:00 am  start in Saint Petersburg (Florida)
drive for about 2 hours

10:58 am  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:58 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:14 pm  Lake City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:54 pm  Monticello (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:58 pm  Chipley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:32 pm  arrive in Destin

driving ≈ 8.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Saint Petersburg, 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?

Ocala  (4 answers)

Lake City

Monticello (Florida)

Chipley


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Destin, Florida.

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


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 Saint Petersburg (Florida) 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 Saint Petersburg (Florida) to Destin. Or get a full Saint Petersburg (Florida) 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 Saint Petersburg (Florida) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Saint Petersburg (Florida)!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 459 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 38 minutes
Destin is 1 hour behind Saint Petersburg (Florida)
25 Saint Petersburg (Florida) travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
1 Lake City travel answer
19 Destin travel answers





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