Your Guide to the Best Trip From Birmingham, AL, to Destin, FL

If you live in an inland city, such as Birmingham, it’s easy to start feeling claustrophobic. Treat yourself to a much-needed getaway to the coast! The driving distance from Birmingham to the coast of Florida is only about 400 miles, so it’s the perfect escape. With our help, planning a road trip from Birmingham, AL, to Destin, FL, is easier than ever! 

How will you fill your days once you arrive in Florida? Take a look at our free 30A Vacation Guide! It contains local insight into all the best things to see and do in the area! 

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Head From Birmingham, AL, to Destin, FL 

Pack your bags and hit the road! The beach is calling your name, and we can’t wait to host you in 30A.  

Embark on a Road Trip 

If you head from Birmingham to Destin, FL, the drive time is about four hours. The distance between the cities is 264 miles and is perfect for a road trip. Taking a vacation via car is the ideal way to save money on flights and avoid chaotic airports and crowds.  

Places To Stop Between Birmingham and Destin 

Not in a rush? Make the most out of your journey and make some fun-filled pit stops along the way.  

  • Montgomery, AL – Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama. If you’re a history buff, you’ll feel at home here. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and it’s a hub for civil rights movements.  
  • Conecuh National Forest – The Conecuh National Forest is a national forest in Alabama, encompassing 84,000 acres between Andalusia, Alabama, and Florida line. This is a fantastic area for wildlife viewing, as it’s home to turkey, quail, coyotes, bobcats, waterfowl, deer, and more. 
  • Blackwater River State Forest – As one of Florida’s most extensive state forests, Blackwater River State Forest offers fun-filled opportunities for hiking, swimming, canoeing, and fishing  

Travel By Plane 

If road trips aren’t your style, consider booking a flight from Birmingham to Destin. You can board a flight at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) and fly into Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). Currently, there are multiple airlines offering flights for this route, but you might have a layover. After landing at VPS, it’s best to use a ride share service or rent a car and head for Destin.  

Have an Unforgettable Vacation in Florida 

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Once you arrive in Destin, it’s time to unwind and turn on “vacation mode!” When you’re searching for the perfect vacation rental in 30A, look no further than Adagio! We offer an impressive collection of vacation rentals, ranging in size, shape, and price.  

All our vacation rentals in 30A offer views of the Gulf of Mexico or our 8,000 square foot heated private pool. Plus, we also provide top-notch amenities, such as a hot tub, fitness facility, grilling areas, beach access, family-friendly community lawns, and beach gear rentals. It doesn’t get any better than that! 

Browse our inventory, check our availability, and book your stay with us today!  

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