The Best Road Trips in Florida


Author: TripsGuard

It’s no secret that Florida, also known as the Sunshine State, is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and exciting cities in the country, but there’s more to the Sunshine State than sandy shores and sugar-white sand.

If you’re looking for an excuse to travel, look no further than these five spectacular road trips in Florida. From beach getaways to adventure tours, this list has it all! Ready to hit the road? Let’s go!

Oh, and don't forget to check our Top Car Rental Tips and the current travel restrictions in Florida, now let's go!

Kissimmee to Daytona Beach - via City Walk

This 22-mile trip will take you through downtown Orlando and to Disney’s City Walk, where you can enjoy retail therapy at shops such as Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and American Eagle Outfitters.

And if you get hungry after a day of shopping (or just want to indulge), hit up Earl of Sandwich for hot sandwiches or Rainforest Cafe for an island-themed dinner. Make sure to stop by Daytona Beach on your way back!

Tampa Bay Area to Key West - via Sunshine Skyway Bridge

This drive will take you from Tampa Bay to Key West along scenic U.S. Highway 1, also known as Overseas Highway.

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is considered one of the most spectacular roads in America, and that’s not an exaggeration. It crosses two miles over open water between St.

Jacksonville to Pensacola - via A1A Scenic Highway

It’s nearly 200 miles from Jacksonville to Pensacola, but you’ll hardly notice since you’ll be too busy checking out all of Florida’s natural attractions.

The A1A Scenic Highway offers travelers a scenic glimpse into Florida’s past, present and future.

You can also stop at several points along your way to watch dolphins play in their natural habitat.

Tampa to Sarasota - via Causeway Coast Parkway

The 44-mile Causeway Coast Parkway is undoubtedly one of Florida’s most scenic road trips.

The drive begins on Route 575 in Tampa and ends on Route 41 in Sarasota, showcasing several must-see stops along the way.

If you want to take your time and soak up some serious sun, try hopping onto Interstate 75 southbound at Exit 216 and plan to spend around 3 hours driving to your first stop: Fort Desoto Park.

Miami to Naples - via Florida Turnpike

Miami, with its sandy beaches and enticing nightlife, is an essential stop for any visitor to South Florida.

Just two hours north lies Naples, a charming beach town just steps from pristine waters.

With Old World streetscapes and a relaxed atmosphere (think low-key eateries, coffee shops, and bookstores), it’s not difficult to see why Naples has earned a reputation as one of America’s best places to retire.

To get there by car, follow Interstate 75 north to Interstate 4 west.