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Miami to Sarasota drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Miami to Sarasota road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Miami to Sarasota. If you're planning a road trip to Sarasota, 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

11:00 am  start in Miami
drive for about 49 minutes

11:49 am  Sawgrass Recreation Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

1:48 pm  Alligator Alley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:48 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:45 pm  Marco Island
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Marco Island
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:23 am  Sanibel
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:42 pm  Punta Gorda
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:42 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:39 pm  Siesta Key
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:39 pm
drive for about 8 minutes

4:47 pm  arrive in Sarasota

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Miami to Sarasota questions

profile  Varda asked:
From miami to sarasota  (1 answer)


Where should I stop along the way?

Sawgrass Recreation Park  (3 mentions)

Alligator Alley

Marco Island  (7 mentions)
    questions about Marco Island:
        Water temp in October

Sanibel  (25 answers)

Punta Gorda  (2 answers)
    questions about Punta Gorda:
        Need restaurant rec’s In Punta Gorda

Siesta Key  (16 answers)
    Siesta Beach  (2 mentions)
    questions about Siesta Key:
        Good restaurants in siesta key?
        Any suggestions for 3 days in Siesta Key?


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?!  (7 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)

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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 Miami drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Miami? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Miami.

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 230 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 18 minutes
143 Miami travel answers
25 Sanibel travel answers
2 Punta Gorda travel answers
16 Siesta Key travel answers
35 Sarasota travel answers





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