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Fort Myers to Atlanta drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets


Fort Myers to Atlanta road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Myers to Atlanta. If you're planning a road trip to Atlanta, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Fort Myers and Atlanta. 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 Myers
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:20 pm  Sarasota
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:20 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

2:17 pm  Tampa
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:17 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:50 pm  Ocala
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

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

12:04 pm  Valdosta
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:04 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:11 pm  Byron
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:11 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:35 pm  arrive in Atlanta
eat at The Varsity
stay at W Atlanta - Midtown

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Fort Myers, Florida.

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?

Sarasota  (25 answers)
    Siesta Beach  (2 mentions)
    questions about Sarasota:
        Where's the best beer?!
        Hip, urban neighborhoods in Sarasota Fl.
        Things to see in Sarasota, Florida, and around?
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
Ocala  (4 answers)
Valdosta  (4 answers)
Byron




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Atlanta, Georgia.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in Atlanta?

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 Atlanta.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out W Atlanta - Midtown, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Artmore Hotel  (4 mentions)
The Highland Inn  (3 mentions)

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





Where's the best place to eat in Atlanta?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Varsity, which was mentioned 14 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Mary Mac's Tea Room  (12 mentions)
Antico Pizza Napoletana  (11 mentions)
Empire State South  (11 mentions)
JCT Kitchen & Bar  (10 mentions)

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





What are some things to do in Atlanta?

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:

Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
High Museum of Art  (11 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 Atlanta. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Leslie from Nashville asked:
Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?  (14 answers)

profile  Tristan from Florida asked:
Great, reasonable places to eat.  (13 answers)

profile  Gina from Minneapolis asked:
Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?  (13 answers)

profile  Sarah from Seattle asked:
Authentic Southern Food!  (12 answers)

profile  Brooke from Nashville asked:
Best family activities in Atlanta?  (10 answers)

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





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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 575 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 56 minutes
Atlanta is the same time as Fort Myers
9 Fort Myers travel answers
25 Sarasota travel answers
54 Tampa travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
4 Valdosta travel answers
111 Atlanta travel answers





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