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Pensacola to Sarasota drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Pensacola to Sarasota road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Pensacola 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 Pensacola
drive for about 1 hour

12:02 pm  Niceville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:02 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:11 pm  Chipley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:11 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:36 pm  Tallahassee
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Tallahassee
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:44 am  Lake City (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:00 pm  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:00 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:34 pm  Tampa
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 6:04 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:06 pm  arrive in Sarasota

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Niceville  (3 answers)

Chipley

Tallahassee  (13 answers)
    questions about Tallahassee:
        Best free things to do in Tallahassee?
        Pet friendly hotel

Lake City (Florida)  (2 answers)

Ocala  (4 answers)

Tampa  (69 answers)
    International Plaza and Bay Street  (6 mentions)
    Busch Gardens Tampa  (5 mentions)
    Bayshore Blvd  (4 mentions)
    Tampa Riverwalk  (4 mentions)
    South Howard Ave  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Tampa:
        Ulele
        Piquant Hyde Park
        Oxford Exchange
        Bern's Steak House
        Ava
    questions about Tampa:
        Best free things to do in Tampa?
        Best new restaurants in Tampa?
        Popular areas in Tampa for shopping?
        Beaches around Tampa
        Weekend ideas for a first timer in Tampa


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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 520 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 17 minutes
Sarasota is 1 hour ahead of Pensacola
32 Pensacola travel answers
3 Niceville travel answers
13 Tallahassee travel answers
2 Lake City (Florida) travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
69 Tampa travel answers
35 Sarasota travel answers





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