And One Tank Trips

Florida day trips, also known as one tank trips,  are the best way to get around the state and see the real Old Florida out on the back roads.

The Florida day trips and one tank trips on Florida Backroads Travel are designed to keep you off congested highways including interstates.

We make sure, however, that your route is on paved roads not too far from restaurants, gas stations and rest rooms.

Our focus is on on tree canopied routes through historic old towns and scenic countryside. 

Map of Florida's 8 RegionsFlorida's 8 Geographic Regions

We have divided Florida into 8 regions, and each regional web page has a listing of recommended day trips. Each regional web page also has it's own interactive Google Florida state map focused on the region.


Bristol, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Grayton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Marianna, Panama City, Pensacola, Seaside

Scenic Driving Routes

Pensacola One Tank Trips


Apalachicola, Archer, Bronson, Carabelle, Cedar Key, Cross Creek, Gainesville, Greenville, Island Grove, Madison, Micanopy, Monticello, Otter Creek, Port St. Joe, Quincy, Tallahassee

Scenic Driving Routes

Gainesville One Tank Trips

Tallahassee One Tank Trips


Amelia Island, Crescent Beach, Crescent City, Fernandina Beach, Flagler Beach, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Korona, Lake Como, Mandarin, Marineland, Mayport, Orange Park, Ormond Beach, Palatka, Ponte Vedra Beach, Spuds, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Vilano Beach

Scenic Driving Routes

Jacksonville One Tank Trips


Bonaventure, Cocoa, Cocoa Village, Daytona Beach, Edgewater, Fort Pierce, Georgiana, Indialantic, Jensen Beach, Johns Island, Merritt Island, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, Rockledge, Sebastian Inlet, Shiloh, Titusville, Vero Beach, Wabasso

Scenic Driving Routes


Apopka, Arcadia, Avon Park, Auburndale, Babson Park, Bartow, Bowling Green, Clermont, Groveland, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Howey In The Hills, Indian Lake Estates, Lake Buena Vista, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Maitland, Mount Dora, Polk City, Oakland Park, Ocala, Orlando, Sebring, Tavares, The Villages, Wauchula, Windermere, Winter Haven, Winter Park

Scenic Driving Routes

Orlando One Tank Trips

The Villages One Tank Trips


Aripeka, Brooksville, Bushnell, Clearwater, Crystal River, Dunedin, Floral City, Hernando Beach, Holiday, Hudson, Inverness, Istachatta, Juneau, Lecanto, Nobleton, Ozona, Palm Harbor, Tampa, Tarpon Springs

Scenic Driving Routes

Tampa One Tank Trips


Alva, Ave Maria, Boca Grande, Bokeelia, Cape Coral, Chokoloskee, Everglades, Fort Myers, Immokalee, Iona, LaBelle, Naples, Old Naples, Pine Island, Port Charlotte, Port Royal, St. James City

Scenic Driving Routes


Bal Harbour, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Clewiston, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Florida City, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Goulds, Hallandale Beach, Haulover Beach, Hobe Sound, Hollywood, Homestead, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Island, Key Biscayne, Key Largo, Key West, Lakeport, Miami, Miami Beach, Moore Haven, North Palm Beach, Okeechobee, Pahokee, Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Surfside, West Palm Beach

Scenic Driving Routes

Miami Day Trips


Some trips cross several regions of the state and many actually go from coast to coast.  These trips focus on staying on one highway - usually a lesser traveled one - and show you a part of Florida you would never see if you stay on the Interstates.

Road Trips on the East-West Highways

Road Trips on the North-South Highways

Believe it or not, there are still many roads in Florida that haven't changed that much from the old days. If anything, they've been widened and paved for your traveling pleasure.

The road you see in the photo below is in Central East Florida south of Rockledge on the west side of the Indian River Lagoon. You would recognize the scene today if you drove that road.

Riverside Drive Rockledge Florida Old Postcard

One of the great things about Florida is that you are never more than 60 miles from a salt water beach. Salt water can always be part of Florida on a tankful, and a beach visit is always a one tank trip in Florida no matter what kind of gas guzzler you drive.


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