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Atlanta to Sarasota drive

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  Atlanta
 Macon
 Ashburn
 Valdosta
 Lake City
 Ocala
 Tampa
   Sarasota 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Atlanta to Sarasota road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Atlanta to Sarasota. If you're planning a road trip to Sarasota, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Atlanta and Sarasota. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Atlanta and Sarasota. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Atlanta
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:15 am  Macon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:15 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:56 pm  Ashburn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:56 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:03 pm  Valdosta
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Valdosta
drive for about 1 hour

11:03 am  Lake City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:03 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:19 pm  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:19 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:53 pm  Tampa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:53 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:55 pm  arrive in Sarasota

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Atlanta to Sarasota questions

profile  Dark asked:
Sight seeing. Beautiful scenery  (0 answers)


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Atlanta, Georgia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

Macon  (3 answers)

Ashburn

Valdosta  (4 answers)

Lake City

Ocala  (4 answers)

Tampa  (59 answers)
    International Plaza and Bay Street  (6 mentions)
    Busch Gardens Tampa  (5 mentions)
    Bayshore Blvd  (4 mentions)
    Tampa Riverwalk  (4 mentions)
    South Howard Ave  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Tampa:
        Ulele
        Piquant Hyde Park
        Oxford Exchange
        Bern's Steak House
        Ava
    questions about Tampa:
        Best new restaurants in Tampa?
        Popular areas in Tampa for shopping?
        Best free things to do in Tampa?
        Weekend ideas for a first timer in Tampa
        Beaches around Tampa


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Sarasota, Florida.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


What are some things to do in Sarasota?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Siesta Beach  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Sarasota. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Laura from Honolulu asked:
Where's the best beer?!  (6 answers)

profile  Scott from Philadelphia asked:
Hip, urban neighborhoods in Sarasota Fl.  (3 answers)

profile  Victoria from Riga asked:
Things to see in Sarasota, Florida, and around?  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Sarasota to Atlanta drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Atlanta to Sarasota. Or get a full Atlanta to Sarasota flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Atlanta well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Atlanta!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 508 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 11 minutes
Sarasota is the same time as Atlanta
120 Atlanta travel answers
3 Macon travel answers
4 Valdosta travel answers
1 Lake City travel answer
4 Ocala travel answers
59 Tampa travel answers
25 Sarasota travel answers





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