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Boston to Sarasota drive

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  Boston
 New York City
 Philadelphia
 Washington, DC
 Richmond
 Pinehurst
 Charleston
 Savannah
 Ocala
   Sarasota 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Boston to Sarasota road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boston 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 Boston and Sarasota. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Boston 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 Boston
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:40 pm  New York City
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 5:40 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:22 pm  Philadelphia
stay overnight at Loews Hotel Philadelphia
leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Loews Hotel Philadelphia
drive for about 2.5 hours

10:25 am  Washington, DC
stay for about 3.5 hours
and leave at 1:55 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:41 pm  Richmond
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:41 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

8:11 pm  Pinehurst
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:11 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:54 am (past midnight)  Charleston
stay overnight at Vendue Inn
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 11.5 hours

 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Vendue Inn
drive for about 2 hours

10:52 am  Savannah
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 4 hours

4:54 pm  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:54 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

8:14 pm  arrive in Sarasota

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours

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Boston to Sarasota questions


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Boston, Massachusetts.

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?

New York City  (589 answers)
    Central Park  (149 mentions)
    High Line Park  (110 mentions)
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art  (85 mentions)
    Statue of Liberty  (69 mentions)
    Times Square  (59 mentions)
    restaurants around New York City:
        Katz's Delicatessen
        Shake Shack
        Lombardi's Pizza
        Balthazar Restaurant
        Eataly
    questions about New York City:
        Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days?
        Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?
        free or cheap things to do in NYC
        What is your favorite restaurant in New York City?
        48 Hours in NYC - I NEED to know the best Pizza spots!

Philadelphia  (102 answers)
    Philadelphia Museum of Art  (16 mentions)
    The Liberty Bell  (12 mentions)
    Eastern State Penitentiary  (8 mentions)
    Spruce Street Harbor Park  (8 mentions)
    Independence Mall  (7 mentions)
    restaurants around Philadelphia:
        Reading Terminal Market
        Jim's Steaks
        Pat's King of Steaks
        Geno's Steaks
        Zahav
    hotels around Philadelphia:
        Loews Hotel Philadelphia
    questions about Philadelphia:
        What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?
        Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?
        Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?
        Eating out on a budget.

Washington, DC  (159 answers)
    National Mall  (30 mentions)
    National Air and Space Museum  (29 mentions)
    Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
    Museum of Natural History  (23 mentions)
    Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
    restaurants around Washington, DC:
        National Gallery of Art
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion Café
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        Fun free things to do in D.C.?
        Getting from Union Station to National Mall?
        How to make the most of three days in DC
        Best of the Smithsonian?

Richmond  (10 answers)
    Carytown  (4 mentions)
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond:
        Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
    questions about Richmond:
        What is there to do in Richmond?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
        Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?

Pinehurst  (3 answers)

Charleston  (117 answers)
    King Street  (8 mentions)
    Boone Hall Plantation  (6 mentions)
    The Battery  (6 mentions)
    Folly Beach  (5 mentions)
    Waterfront Park  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Charleston:
        Husk
        Hominy Grill
        FIG
        Slightly North of Broad
        Bowen's Island Restaurant
    hotels around Charleston:
        Vendue Inn
        Charleston Place Hotel
        The Mills House Hotel
        Francis Marion Hotel
        Market Pavilion Hotel
    questions about Charleston:
        Two day trip - what are the must sees, eats, and drinks?
        Best oceanfront place to stay closest to Charleston SC
        Dinner with family in Charleston tonight...
        Afternoon in Charleston
        Newbie in Charleston, How to Spend an Afternoon

Savannah  (92 answers)
    Forsyth Park  (9 mentions)
    Bonaventure Cemetery  (5 mentions)
    Savannah's Historic District  (3 mentions)
    The Pirates House Savannah GA  (3 mentions)
    River Street  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Savannah:
        Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
        Crystal Beer Parlor
        The Olde Pink House
        Gryphon Tea Room
        Clary's Cafe
    questions about Savannah:
        What is your favorite under rated attraction in Savannah?
        Leisurely trip to Savannah
        What are fun things to do in Savannah on a budget?
        Little Ones in Savannah
        Great restaurants in Savannah

Ocala  (4 answers)


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)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Sarasota.




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 Boston 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 Boston to Sarasota. Or get a full Boston 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 Boston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Boston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,401 miles
driving time of 20 hours, 57 minutes
Sarasota is the same time as Boston
200 Boston travel answers
589 New York City travel answers
102 Philadelphia travel answers
159 Washington, DC travel answers
10 Richmond travel answers
3 Pinehurst travel answers
117 Charleston travel answers
92 Savannah travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
25 Sarasota travel answers





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