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Jacksonville to Gainesville drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets

Jacksonville to Gainesville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Jacksonville to Gainesville. If you're planning a road trip to Gainesville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Jacksonville and Gainesville. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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11:00 am  start in Jacksonville
drive for about 29 minutes

11:29 am  Best Western Baldwin Inn
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:29 pm
drive for about 37 minutes

1:06 pm  Starke
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:06 pm
drive for about 20 minutes

2:26 pm  Waldo
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:26 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

3:50 pm  Knights Inn Gainesville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:50 pm
drive for about 10 minutes

5:00 pm  arrive in Gainesville

driving ≈ 2 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Jacksonville to Gainesville.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Jacksonville, 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?

Best Western Baldwin Inn
Knights Inn Gainesville

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Gainesville, Florida.

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

What are some things to do in Gainesville?

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!

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

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 Gainesville to Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville to Gainesville. Or get a full Jacksonville to Gainesville 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 Jacksonville well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Jacksonville!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 71 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 23 minutes
19 Jacksonville travel answers
2 Gainesville travel answers

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