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Lexington to Tampa drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Lexington to Tampa road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Lexington to Tampa. If you're planning a road trip to Tampa, 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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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Lexington
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:28 am  London
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:28 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:13 pm  Knoxville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:13 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:08 pm  Dalton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:08 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:30 pm  Atlanta
stay overnight at W Atlanta - Midtown
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from W Atlanta - Midtown
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:15 am  Macon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:15 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:47 pm  Thomasville (Georgia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:47 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:01 pm  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:01 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:35 pm  arrive in Tampa
stay at Columbia Restaurant

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

London

Knoxville  (25 answers)
    questions about Knoxville:
        New Years in Knoxville reccomendations
        Pet friendly lodging near Knoxville, TN

Dalton

Atlanta  (143 answers)
    Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
    World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
    Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
    Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
    High Museum of Art  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Atlanta:
        The Varsity
        Mary Mac's Tea Room
        Antico Pizza Napoletana
        Empire State South
        JCT Kitchen & Bar
    hotels around Atlanta:
        W Atlanta - Midtown
        The Westin Peachtree Plaza
        Artmore Hotel
        Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection
        The Highland Inn
    questions about Atlanta:
        Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?
        Great, reasonable places to eat.
        Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?
        Authentic Southern Food!
        Best family activities in Atlanta?

Macon  (3 answers)

Thomasville (Georgia)

Ocala  (4 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Tampa?

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 Tampa.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Columbia Restaurant, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Tampa? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Tampa?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ulele, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Piquant Hyde Park  (3 mentions)
Oxford Exchange  (2 mentions)
Bern's Steak House  (2 mentions)
Ava  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Tampa? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Tampa?

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:

Busch Gardens Tampa  (5 mentions)
Bayshore Blvd  (4 mentions)
Tampa Riverwalk  (4 mentions)
South Howard Ave  (3 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 Tampa. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Tampa?  (13 answers)

profile  Catherine from Chapel Hill asked:
Best new restaurants in Tampa?  (7 answers)

profile  Jennifer from Culver City asked:
Popular areas in Tampa for shopping?  (7 answers)

profile  Avery from Berkeley asked:
Beaches around Tampa  (5 answers)

profile  Katie from Columbus asked:
Weekend ideas for a first timer in Tampa  (5 answers)

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




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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 834 miles
driving time of 12 hours
Tampa is the same time as Lexington
28 Lexington travel answers
1 London travel answer
25 Knoxville travel answers
1 Dalton travel answer
143 Atlanta travel answers
3 Macon travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
69 Tampa travel answers





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