How to Plan the Best Trip From Memphis, TN to Destin, FL

Trying to escape the big city blues? Nothing beats beach time in Destin, Florida! A road trip from Memphis, TN, to Destin, FL, can cure those morning blues any time of the year!

Are you ready to plan the vacation of a lifetime? While you’re driving from Memphis to Destin, read our vacation guide to plan your stay! From beautiful beaches to grand golf courses, Destin Florida has anything and everything.

Vacation Guide

How to Get From Memphis to Destin, Florida

Driving from Memphis to Destin takes a little under eight hours along the fastest route. Leaving Memphis, you will hop on I-40 and make sure to stay on I-40 until you enter Mississippi and take exit 1E for I-240 and then exit 283 for I-69. On I-69 you will take exit 16 for I-22 which will be the longest stretch of your journey! You will take I-22 into Alabama and eventually get on I-65S and then a couple of country highways until you arrive on the beautiful Florida gulf coast!


Arriving at Your Harmony Beach Property

Small Town Culture With Big Town Amenities

If you’ve never heard of Destin, it is a city found along a stretch of the Florida Gulf coastline connected by the scenic 30A highway. While not quite a town in the “30A,” Destin has a lot in common with its sister coastal towns including communities such as Rosemary Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, and Sandestin. Of course, you will want to relax on the beach and splash around in the clear waters of the Gulf, but there are so many restaurants to find, stories to hear, and memories to make along our favorite stretch of asphalt.

Destin Entertainment Options

Diving into our area’s lively entertainment scene is one of the best ways to make the most of your trip from Memphis to Destin. Home to numerous festivals and live events, Destin residents are known for their ability to throw a party. Whether it is munching on the freshest seafood at the Destin Seafood Festival, eating barbecue at Smoke on the Coast, or celebrating the holidays at the Annual Destin Christmas Boat Parade you will never run out of fun events to book your trip calendar around!

Biking, kayaking, and boating are all popular things to do along the coast, especially at one of the local parks like Point Washington State Forest or Topsail Hill Preserve. You can also rent a boat and explore Choctawhatchee Bay, where you’ll find wildlife and beautiful views. If the kids want to splash around somewhere that is not the beach, try out Big Kahuna’s Waterpark where you can go down over 40 slides, rides, and pools!

Relax in Paradise

Whether you’re looking for a sleepy, family-friendly vacation in the 30A or something a bit more upbeat and festive in Destin, the Emerald Coast has a great adventure waiting! There is something for everyone from condos along the historic 30A strip to vacation rentals in Destin, Florida. Book one of our vacation rentals today!