What Time Is It In Destin?

What is the current time in Destin, Florida

The current time in Destin, Florida is

10:18 AM

The date is July 18, 2024

Quick facts

  • Destin is 5:00 behind GMT right now
  • Destin's time zone is Central Time

What Time Zone is Destin, Florida In?

Destin is in Central Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to CT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: CST and CDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In CT, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 11:18 AM 10:18 AM 8:18 AM 8:18 AM
24-hour time 11:18 10:18 08:18 08:18
Military time 1118 1018 0818 0818

From the Cobia Tournament in the spring to the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival in the summer, there is always something to do in Destin, Florida. The average temperature and climate in each season is mild and sunny with occasional rain showers. The average daylight ranges from 9-15 hours depending on the season. Compared to other cities in Florida, Destin offers a more laid-back and family-friendly atmosphere. The distance between historical monuments and tourist traps within the state varies, but it would take approximately 30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, and Miramar Beach.


  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Mild and sunny with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Destin Cobia Tournament, Sandestin Wine Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-90°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, Fourth of July Fireworks
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 60-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and sunny with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Destin Fishing Rodeo, Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Cool and sunny with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Destin Christmas Parade, Baytowne on Ice
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Destin is a city located in the northwest coast of Florida, in the Eastern Time Zone. It is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5). The nearest timezone border is approximately 50 miles to the west, which is the Central Time Zone. The travel time to the nearest states, Alabama and Georgia, is approximately 1 hour and 3 hours, respectively. The neighboring cities include Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, and Miramar Beach. It would take approximately 40 hours to drive from Destin to the west coast of the United States. Learn more about traveling to Destin and explore its beautiful beaches and attractions.

City Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
White House in Washington D.C. 2,800 56 -3
Denali National Park 2,400 48 -4
Las Vegas Strip 400 8 -1
Citizens Bank Park 2,500 50 -3
Niagara Falls 2,300 46 -3
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 160 3.2 -1
Yellowstone 800 16 -1
Manhattan 2,800 56 -3
Grand Canyon 600 12 -1

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in Destin change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Chicago Illinois Central Time 5:24 PM 17:24 1724
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 3:24 PM 15:24 1524
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 3:24 PM 15:24 1524

Fast Facts About Destin

What time zone is Destin in?

Destin is in the Central Time time zone

What is Destin time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Destin is offset by -5:00.