Take a Day Trip from Amelia Island to St. Augustine

Taking time to enjoy a getaway to gorgeous Amelia Island is always a delight for travelers but part of the fun of heading this way is knowing you’re well within reach of fun day trip destinations, too. When you’re looking to get out and explore further, setting aside time for a day trip from Amelia Island to St. Augustine is a must. There are opportunities to make fun nature park and beach stops along the way before taking time to discover the rich history, flavor, and fun that St. Augustine hosts. 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our exclusive Amelia Island Vacation Guide! This free resource is filled with innkeeper-selected recommendations on the best things to do during your trip. Everything you need is just a short distance away when you stay at The Addison on Amelia Island.

Why It’s a Journey That’s Worth Your While 

St. Augustine is a great day trip destination from Amelia Island for travelers who are looking to enjoy historic charm and a wide array of Spanish colonial architecture. St. Augustine is also home to inviting beaches, and attractions like the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park, and more! It’s also a place where you can count on delicious dining options whether you’re in the mood for Southern fare, Italian food, or Spanish delights.  

How to Get to St. Augustine from Amelia Island 

The fastest route to St. Augustine from Amelia Island takes just around 80 minutes when you travel by car.  The road distance between the two destinations is 61.7 miles with plenty of scenery to enjoy along the way as you drive. There are options to expand your drive time for even more scenic adventures when you choose to take A1A. This route sticks close to the Atlantic Ocean for a large portion of the trip and takes you through Vilano Beach on the way. You can also choose to include a ferry ride into your journey at St. Johns River for a more unique travel route to your final destination.  

What to Pack for Your Trip 

St. Augustine is a sunny and historic place to discover and when you’re here to enjoy as much as you can in a single day, it’s worth your while to pack a hat and sunscreen—especially if you’re heading here in the summertime. It’s also a good idea to pack a water bottle if you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors. Hand sanitizer is always helpful in this day and age while a portable phone charger will keep you connected with ease during your day trip to St. Augustine from Amelia Island. 

The Best Time to Travel 

There’s never a bad time to make your way to Amelia Island or St. Augustine but if you’re looking for mild weather, March through May is typically your best option. During this timeframe, temperatures linger in the 60s and 70s during the day and rainfall is fairly minimal too. If you’re hoping to avoid crowds during your day trip, plan on a fall vacation when many families are heading back to school and work.  

Book Your Adventure Today 

Elevate the comfort, luxury, and style of your Amelia Island getaway when you book accommodations at The Addison on Amelia. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your next trip.

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