Hybrid improper ferroelectrics (HIFs) have been intensely studied over the last few years to gain understanding of their ferroelectric switching pathways and rich domain structure. There is a fundamental need to understand how the octahedral tilts and rotations, which by coexisting in the same structure drive ferroelectricity, may be controlled via changes in composition and physical stimuli. Here we study two extremes of the phase diagram of the HIFs Ca3-xSrxTi2O7. We show that while at x = 0 the HIFs undergoes a first-order phase transition with temperature, by x = 0.85 this has switched to a continuous second-order phase transition. Our experimental results in conjunction with density-functional theory calculations highlight the role of entropy of the tilts in selecting the different transition pathways. A greater understanding of the transition pathways in HIFs and their interplay with the entropy associated with dynamic tilts and rotations will allow for a more precise control of the complex phase diagrams of these materials and their functional properties.