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Jacksonville to Gainesville drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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. 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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11:00 am  start in Jacksonville
drive for about 22 minutes

11:22 am  stay at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chaffee-Jacksonville West
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 17 minutes

12:39 pm  TA Travel Center
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:39 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

2:17 pm  Starke
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:17 pm
drive for about 22 minutes

3:38 pm  Waldo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:38 pm
drive for about 19 minutes

4:57 pm  arrive in Gainesville

driving ≈ 2 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chaffee-Jacksonville West

TA Travel Center



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.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Jacksonville? Try searching for places within 1.5 hours of Jacksonville.

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!

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


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