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Fort Myers to Sarasota drive

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Fort Myers to Sarasota road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Myers 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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11:00 am  start in Fort Myers
drive for about 32 minutes

11:32 am  Punta Gorda
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:32 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

1:14 pm  Nokomis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 23 minutes

2:37 pm  Big Top Brewing Company
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:37 pm
drive for about 9 minutes

3:46 pm  arrive in Sarasota

driving ≈ 2 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?

Punta Gorda
    questions about Punta Gorda:
        Need restaurant rec’s In Punta Gorda
Big Top Brewing Company  (2 mentions)

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 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 Sarasota. Or get a full Fort Myers 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 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 77 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 19 minutes
9 Fort Myers travel answers
1 Punta Gorda travel answer
20 Sarasota travel answers

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