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Los Angeles to Sarasota drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days



Los Angeles to Sarasota road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Los Angeles to Sarasota. If you're planning a road trip to Sarasota, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:22 pm  Phoenix
stay overnight at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
drive for about 8.5 hours

6:26 pm  Carlsbad Caverns National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Carlsbad Caverns National Park
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:38 pm  Hunt
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 4

11:00 am  leave from Hunt
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:28 pm  Houston
stay overnight at Hotel ZaZa
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 5

9:00 am  leave from Hotel ZaZa
drive for about 4.5 hours

1:24 pm  Baton Rouge
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:24 pm
drive for about 5 hours

7:32 pm  Destin
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 6

10:00 am  leave from Destin
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:31 pm  arrive in Sarasota

day 6 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Los Angeles, California.

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?

Phoenix  (101 answers)
    Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
    Dreamy Draw Recreation Area  (2 mentions)
    Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
    Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
    Frances  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Phoenix:
        Chelsea's Kitchen
        SunUp Brewing Co
        The Parlor Pizzeria
        The Clever Koi
        Crudo
    hotels around Phoenix:
        Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
        The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?
Carlsbad Caverns National Park  (19 mentions)
Hunt
Houston  (76 answers)
    Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
    Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
    Houston Museum of Natural Science  (5 mentions)
    Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
    Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around Houston:
        Uchi
        Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
        Gatlin's BBQ
        Hugo's
        Goode Company Barbeque
    hotels around Houston:
        Hotel ZaZa
    questions about Houston:
        Best Mexican restaurants in town?
        Young Professional Neighborhood
        Favorite places to eat in Houston?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?
        MD Anderson patient
Baton Rouge  (14 answers)
    Chelsea's Cafe  (4 mentions)
    The Varsity Theatre  (3 mentions)
    questions about Baton Rouge:
        Great music spots in Baton Rouge?
        Must Eats in Baton Rouge?
        Best free things to do in Baton Rouge?
Destin  (14 answers)
    questions about Destin:
        Places to eat
        Family Friendly Spring Break




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!

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

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

 Victoria Ancheva 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Sarasota. Or get a full Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Los Angeles!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,582 miles
driving time of 38 hours, 7 minutes
Sarasota is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles
564 Los Angeles travel answers
101 Phoenix travel answers
1 Hunt travel answer
76 Houston travel answers
14 Baton Rouge travel answers
14 Destin travel answers
19 Sarasota travel answers





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