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Pensacola to Sarasota drive in an RV

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RV campgrounds from Pensacola to Sarasota

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Pensacola to Sarasota in your RV. 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. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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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 at aloft Tallahassee Downtown
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 aloft Tallahassee Downtown
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
eat at Word Of Mouth
stay at Hotel Indigo Sarasota

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Niceville  (3 answers)
    Eglin AFB FamCamp - Point  (1 mention)
    Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park  (1 mention)
    Eglin AFB FamCamp - Camp Robbins  (1 mention)
    Mid Bay Shores Maxwell  (1 mention)
    Destin Army Infantry Center  (1 mention)
    Bayview Campground  (1 mention)

    Falling Waters State Park  (1 mention)
    Outback Springs RV Resort  (1 mention)

Tallahassee  (13 answers)
    Lakeside Travel Park  (1 mention)
    Big Oak RV Park  (1 mention)
    Bayhead Mobile Home Park  (1 mention)
    Tallahassee RV Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Tallahassee:
        Andrew's 228
        Po' Boys
        Proof Brewing
    hotels around Tallahassee:
        aloft Tallahassee Downtown
        Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol
        Motel 6 Tallahassee Downtown
        Holiday Inn Tallahassee Capitol Center
        Days Inn Tallahassee University Center
    questions about Tallahassee:
        Best free things to do in Tallahassee?
        Pet friendly hotel

Lake City (Florida)  (4 answers)
    Lake City RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Lake City Campground  (1 mention)
    Casey Jones Campgrounds  (1 mention)
    Wiggins Hunt Camp  (1 mention)
    questions about Lake City (Florida):
        Where to stay

Ocala  (4 answers)
    Wild Frontier Rally Park and Campground  (1 mention)
    Motor Inns Motel and RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Suburban Mobile Home and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Holiday Trav-L-Park RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Arrowhead Campsites  (1 mention)
    Oak Tree Village Campground  (1 mention)
    Ocala RV Camp Resort  (1 mention)
    Cliftwood RV Park  (1 mention)
    Springs RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Silver Springs Campers Garden  (1 mention)

Tampa  (69 answers)
    Tampa RV Park  (1 mention)
    Frontier Travel Park  (1 mention)
    Racoons Creek Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    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

Where's the best place to stay in Sarasota?

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 Sarasota.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Indigo Sarasota.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Sarasota?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Word Of Mouth.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Patrick's 1481  (1 mention)
Fresh Start Cafe  (1 mention)

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

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 AllStays:

Sun N Fun RV Resort  (1 mention)

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 in an RV, 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
4 Lake City (Florida) travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
69 Tampa travel answers
35 Sarasota travel answers


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