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Fort Lauderdale to Pensacola drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Fort Lauderdale to Pensacola road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Lauderdale to Pensacola. If you're planning a road trip to Pensacola, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Fort Lauderdale
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:36 pm  Melbourne (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:36 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:53 pm  Orlando
stay for about 3.5 hours
and leave at 6:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:39 pm  Ocala
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Ocala
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:16 am  Lake City (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:16 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:58 pm  Tallahassee
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:23 pm  Chipley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:45 pm  Crestview
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:45 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

7:38 pm  arrive in Pensacola

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Melbourne (Florida)

Orlando  (159 answers)
    The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter  (16 mentions)
    Universal CityWalk  (8 mentions)
    Universal's Islands of Adventure  (7 mentions)
    Universal Studios Islands of Adventure  (5 mentions)
    Orlando Premium Outlets - International Dr  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Orlando:
        Cafe Tu Tu Tango
        Emeril's Orlando
        Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
        Hard Rock Cafe
    questions about Orlando:
        How many days for Disney + universal?
        5 days in orlando not Disney
        What to do during one day in Orlando that's not Disney World
        Top golf courses in Orlando?
        Fine dining for client meeting in Orlando

Ocala  (4 answers)

Lake City (Florida)  (2 answers)

Tallahassee  (13 answers)
    questions about Tallahassee:
        Best free things to do in Tallahassee?
        Pet friendly hotel



What are some things to do in Pensacola?

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

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 Pensacola. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Karen from asked:
Road Work Traffic Delay?  (2 answers)

profile  Dava from asked:
Where to stay two hours from Pensacola from St louis  (1 answer)

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

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 Pensacola to Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale to Pensacola. Or get a full Fort Lauderdale to Pensacola 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 Fort Lauderdale well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Fort Lauderdale!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 652 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 9 minutes
Pensacola is 1 hour behind Fort Lauderdale
53 Fort Lauderdale travel answers
159 Orlando travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
2 Lake City (Florida) travel answers
13 Tallahassee travel answers
32 Pensacola travel answers


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