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Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida) drive with pets

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 Wesley Chapel
   Saint Petersburg (Florida) 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   pets   /   no RV

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Pet-friendly stops from Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida)

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida) with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Saint Petersburg (Florida), you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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10:00 am  start in Jacksonville
drive for about 32 minutes

10:32 am  Macclenny
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:32 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:36 pm  Gainesville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:36 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

2:18 pm  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:18 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:24 pm  Brooksville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:24 pm
drive for about 37 minutes

6:01 pm  Wesley Chapel
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:01 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

7:54 pm  arrive in Saint Petersburg (Florida)
stay at La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay St. Petersburg

driving ≈ 5 hours

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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.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

    pet-friendly hotels around Macclenny:
        Econo Lodge Macclenny
        Travelodge Suites Macclenny
        Best Western Baldwin Inn Jacksonville

Gainesville  (2 answers)
    Forest Park Dog Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Gainesville:
        Homewood Suites Gainesville
        Residence Inn Gainesville I-75
        Comfort Inn West Gainesville
        Red Roof Inn Gainesville
        Extended Stay America Hotel Gainesville
        Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
        Holiday Inn Express Gainesville/I-75 SW
        Motel 6 Gainesville
        Springhill Suites Gainesville

Ocala  (4 answers)
    pet-friendly hotels around Ocala:
        Holiday Inn Express - Ocala Midtown Medical - US 441
        Ritz Historic Inn Ocala
        Shangri La Motel
        Quality Inn Ocala Plaza
        Wild Frontier Rally Park & Campground
        Days Inn Ocala West
        Super 8 Ocala
        Holiday Trav-L-Park RV Resort
        Travelodge Ocala
        Red Roof Inn & Suites Ocala

    For Fours Acres Lodge  (1 mention)
    Withlacoochee State Forest  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Brooksville:
        Hidden Valley Campground
        Winterset RV Resort
        Cloverleaf Forest RV Resort
        Campers Holiday
        Quality Inn & Suites and Conference Center
        Microtel Inn and Suites Brooksville
        Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brooksville-I-75
        Days Inn Brooksville

Wesley Chapel  (2 answers)
    Petco Pet Store - New Tampa  (1 mention)
    Tampa Cat Lady  (1 mention)
    Pebble Creek Animal Hospital and Bird Hospital  (1 mention)
    Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Wesley Chapel:
        Hyatt Place Tampa/Wesley Chapel
        Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Tampa I-75 Bruce B. Downs
        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tampa North / Tampa Palms
        Holiday Inn Express Wesley Chapel
        Wingate by Wyndham Tampa North
        La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa North I-75
    questions about Wesley Chapel:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Wesley Chapel?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Saint Petersburg, Florida.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Saint Petersburg (Florida)?

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 Saint Petersburg (Florida).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out La Quinta Inn Tampa Bay St. Petersburg.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

La Mark Charles Motel  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Saint Petersburg (Florida)? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Saint Petersburg (Florida)?

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 GoPetFriendly:

Kellogg's Kennel  (1 mention)
Gandy Bridge Causeway  (1 mention)
Love My Dog  (1 mention)

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 Saint Petersburg (Florida). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Shelley from asked:
St. Petersburg, Florida  (4 answers)

profile  Mark from Jonesboro asked:
Local restaurants in Saint Petersburg?  (2 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Saint Petersburg (Florida)?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Saint Petersburg (Florida).

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 Saint Petersburg (Florida) to Jacksonville drive with pets, 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 Saint Petersburg (Florida). Or get a full Jacksonville to Saint Petersburg (Florida) 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 222 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 39 minutes
19 Jacksonville travel answers
2 Gainesville travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
2 Wesley Chapel travel answers
25 Saint Petersburg (Florida) travel answers

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