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Charleston to Sarasota drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days



Charleston to Sarasota road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Charleston to Sarasota. If you're planning a road trip to Sarasota, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

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

11:23 am  Beaufort
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:23 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:23 pm  Savannah
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 3:23 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:35 pm  Brunswick
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:35 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:39 pm  Jacksonville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Jacksonville
drive for about 2 hours

11:51 am  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:51 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:08 pm  Van Fleet Trail
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:08 pm
drive for about 60 minutes

4:07 pm  Tampa
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:07 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:10 pm  arrive in Sarasota

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Charleston, South Carolina.

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?

Beaufort  (15 answers)
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
Brunswick  (6 answers)
    questions about Brunswick:
        What's the best neighborhood in Brunswick for a first time visitor?
Jacksonville  (21 answers)
    questions about Jacksonville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Jacksonville for a first time visitor?
Ocala  (3 answers)
Van Fleet Trail
Tampa  (54 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?
        Beaches around Tampa
        Best free things to do in Tampa?
        Weekend ideas for a first timer in 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!

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

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

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 491 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 12 minutes
116 Charleston travel answers
15 Beaufort travel answers
92 Savannah travel answers
6 Brunswick travel answers
21 Jacksonville travel answers
3 Ocala travel answers
54 Tampa travel answers
20 Sarasota travel answers





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