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Jacksonville to Sarasota drive in 1 day

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  Jacksonville
 Macclenny
 Gainesville
 Ocala
 Brooksville
 Wesley Chapel
 Saint Petersburg (Florida)
   Sarasota 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Jacksonville to Sarasota road trip planner

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

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9:00 am  start in Jacksonville
drive for about 32 minutes

9:32 am  Macclenny
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:32 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:36 am  Gainesville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:36 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

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

3:24 pm  Brooksville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:24 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

5:01 pm  Wesley Chapel
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:01 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

6:54 pm  Saint Petersburg (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:54 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

8:42 pm  arrive in Sarasota

driving ≈ 5.5 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.


Where should I stop along the way?

Macclenny

Gainesville  (2 answers)

Ocala  (4 answers)

Brooksville

Wesley Chapel  (2 answers)
    questions about Wesley Chapel:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Wesley Chapel?

Saint Petersburg (Florida)  (25 answers)
    The Dali Museum  (5 mentions)
    St. Petersburg Beach  (2 mentions)
    Downtown St. Pete / iLovetheBurg.com  (2 mentions)
    Tampa Bay  (2 mentions)
    hotels around Saint Petersburg (Florida):
        Postcard Inn
    questions about Saint Petersburg (Florida):
        St. Petersburg, Florida
        Local restaurants in Saint Petersburg?
        Best free things to do in Saint Petersburg (Florida)?


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!

profile  Laura from Honolulu asked:
Where's the best beer?!  (6 answers)

profile  Scott from Philadelphia asked:
Hip, urban neighborhoods in Sarasota Fl.  (3 answers)

profile  Victoria 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 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 4 hours of Jacksonville.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Jacksonville to Sarasota. Or get a full Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Jacksonville!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 271 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 1 minute
22 Jacksonville travel answers
2 Gainesville travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
2 Wesley Chapel travel answers
25 Saint Petersburg (Florida) travel answers
25 Sarasota travel answers





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