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Charleston to Sarasota drive with pets

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 Van Fleet Trail
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   pets   /   no RV


Pet-friendly stops from Charleston to Sarasota

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Charleston to Sarasota with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Sarasota, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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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
eat at Burrito Gallery
stay overnight at EconoLodge
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 EconoLodge
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 1 hour

4:11 pm  Tampa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:11 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:13 pm  arrive in Sarasota
eat at Tijuana Fats
stay at BEST WESTERN Midtown

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.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Beaufort  (15 answers)
    The Rustic Pup - Biscuits and Boutique  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Beaufort:
        Panini's On The Waterfront
        Luther's Rare and Well Done
        Hemmingway's Bistro
        Southern Sweets
        Common Ground Cafe

Savannah  (92 answers)
    Salt Creek Kennels  (1 mention)
    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  (22 answers)
    Coastal Pet Services  (1 mention)
    Professional Pet Services  (1 mention)
    Confederate Park Dog Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Jacksonville:
        Burrito Gallery
        Pom's Thai Bistro
    pet-friendly hotels around Jacksonville:
        Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
        Omni Jacksonville Hotel
        Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
        Extended Stay America Jacksonville / Riverwalk
    questions about Jacksonville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Jacksonville for a first time visitor?

Ocala  (4 answers)

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Tampa  (59 answers)
    Ghost Tour of Tampa  (1 mention)
    Tampa Pet Nanny  (1 mention)
    Kitten Sittin'  (1 mention)
    Animals Best Friend  (1 mention)
    Busch Gardens  (1 mention)
    Primo Pets  (1 mention)
    Bow Wow Meow Pet Care Services  (1 mention)
    A Pet's Best Friend  (1 mention)
    Dog Park at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park  (1 mention)
    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.

Where's the best place to stay in Sarasota?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Sarasota.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out BEST WESTERN Midtown.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in Sarasota? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Sarasota?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Tijuana Fats.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Word Of Mouth  (1 mention)
Fresh Start Cafe  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Sarasota? Click the blue button below.

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 GoPetFriendly:

Arlington Paw Park  (1 mention)

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 Charleston drive with pets, 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!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 487 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 40 minutes
117 Charleston travel answers
15 Beaufort travel answers
92 Savannah travel answers
6 Brunswick travel answers
22 Jacksonville travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
59 Tampa travel answers
25 Sarasota travel answers


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