How to Plan the Ultimate Dallas to Destin Road Trip

Have you ever visited the iconic scenic Highway 30A in the Florida panhandle? Pack your bags! This is a trip you won’t soon forget. If you’re traveling from Dallas, TX, to Destin, FL, we’ll tell you how to make the most out of your getaway

Are you looking for even more travel tips? Check out our complimentary 30A Vacation Guide and start planning out the ultimate beach vacation bucket list.  

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The Top Stops & Attractions on Your Trip from Dallas to Destin

As you plan your trip from Dallas to Destin, you’ll have to decide your mode of transportation. Do you want to drive or fly?  

Road Trips 

The Dallas, TX, to Destin, FL, drive time is approximately 11 hours long via I-20 East. That might seem lengthy to most, but you can make the most out of it with a fun-filled, carefully planned road trip.  

Places To Stop Between Dallas and Destin 

How will you make the most out of your excursion? If you have the time, make some pit stops at some exciting cities along the way!  

  • Kisatchie National Forest, LA 
  • Baton Rouge, LA 
  • New Orleans, LA 
  • De Soto National Forest, MS 
  • Biloxi Beach, MS 
  • Mobile, AL 


If you don’t want to spend extended periods of time in the car, opt for flying to the beach! Nonstop flights are only two hours long from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS).  

Airlines That Will Take You From Dallas to Destin 

  • American Airlines 
  • Delta Airlines 
  • Southwest Airlines 

delta      southwest      american

Enjoy Your Stay in Destin with Adagio 

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You did it! You’ve arrived on 30A! After such your traveling adventure, you’ll need a cozy place to stay to relax and kick off your vacation in style. Adagio offers high-end condos with gorgeous décor, modern amenities, resort-style pools, and stunning ocean views. Plus, we’re conveniently located in Santa Rosa Beach, keeping you close to all the best 30A attractions. Whether you’re interested in delicious dining, fun-filled festivals, or outdoor adventures, we’ve got you covered! 

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