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Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota. If you're planning a road trip to Sarasota, 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

11:00 am  start in Fort Lauderdale
drive for about 49 minutes

11:49 am  Everglades National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

1:31 pm  Alligator Alley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:31 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:32 pm  Naples (Florida)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Naples (Florida)
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:16 am  Sanibel
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:16 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:22 pm  Boca Grande
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:22 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:35 pm  Siesta Key
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:35 pm
drive for about 8 minutes

5:44 pm  arrive in Sarasota

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Everglades National Park  (2 mentions)

Alligator Alley

Naples (Florida)  (20 answers)
    questions about Naples (Florida):
        Seafood restaurants
        Good restaurants? Fun things to do?
        Bachelorette party activities in Naples, Florida?
        Restaurant Recommendations in Naples?

Sanibel  (25 answers)

Boca Grande

Siesta Key  (16 answers)
    Siesta Beach  (2 mentions)
    questions about Siesta Key:
        Good restaurants in siesta key?
        Any suggestions for 3 days in Siesta Key?

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?!  (7 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 Fort Lauderdale drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Fort Lauderdale? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Fort Lauderdale.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota. Or get a full Fort Lauderdale 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 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 214 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 8 minutes
53 Fort Lauderdale travel answers
20 Naples (Florida) travel answers
25 Sanibel travel answers
1 Boca Grande travel answer
16 Siesta Key travel answers
35 Sarasota travel answers


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