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The Ultimate Miami to Amelia Island Road Trip Guide

Miami is Florida’s second-largest city, so there’s always something happening. Do you and your special someone need a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city? Consider a road trip from Miami to Amelia Island. Our barrier island off the northern coast of Florida boasts 13 miles of golden sand beaches, beautiful bike trails, and more. It’s a beloved destination for couples who want to escape the city and reconnect with one another! 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Amelia Island Vacation Guide. This planning tool contains local recommendations on activities, accommodations, and more in the Fernandina Beach area. Browse this guide with your sweetheart to begin crafting an itinerary you’ll both love! 

Must-Visit Attractions on Your Trip from Miami to Amelia Island

Driving Distance 

The driving distance between Miami, FL, and Amelia Island, FL, is 391 miles for a travel time of 5.5 hours. This route takes travelers up nearly the entire length of the panhandle, passing through Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, and Jacksonville before arriving at Amelia Island. If you’re planning a week-long trip, consider stopping at one of the cities along the way! 


Amelia Island’s atmosphere is much calmer than Miami’s. Here, locals and visitors alike enjoy lazing around on the beach, hiking or biking at Fort Clinch State Park, and strolling around the shops and restaurants of historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Life moves slower here than in the big city, so you can finally unplug from the stress of everyday life.  

If you’re visiting with your special someone, be sure to plan a date night on Amelia Island. Enjoy each other’s company on a boat tour of Amelia Island and Cumberland Island, then finish the night at one of our favorite restaurants!  

Stay at The Addison on Amelia Island 

Now that you know the best things about a trip from Miami to Amelia Island, it’s time to find a place to stay. Romantic travelers will love The Addison on Amelia Island. Our bed and breakfast in Fernandina Beach, FL, boasts 15 comfortable guest rooms and luxurious amenities like daily breakfast and happy hour.  

Room 3 at The Addison on Amelia Island

Don’t forget to add our Romantic Getaway Package to your reservation. This package includes a bouquet of roses, a chilled bottle of Premier Champagne, and a fruit and cheese platter waiting for you in your room when you arrive. The next day, enjoy a 1-hour couples massage before venturing out to explore our unique island. End your special day with a $50 gift certificate towards dinner at one of our partner restaurants in the downtown historic district and walkable from the inn! 

Check our availability to start planning your trip to Amelia Island!