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Sanford (Florida) to Sarasota drive

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  Sanford (Florida)
 Orlando
 Tampa
 Saint Petersburg (Florida)
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Sanford (Florida) to Sarasota road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sanford (Florida) to Sarasota. If you're planning a road trip to Sarasota, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Sanford (Florida) and Sarasota. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Sanford (Florida) and Sarasota. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Sanford (Florida)
drive for about 29 minutes

10:29 am  Orlando
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 12:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:31 pm  Tampa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:31 pm
drive for about 30 minutes

3:01 pm  Saint Petersburg (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:01 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

4:50 pm  arrive in Sarasota

driving ≈ 3 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Orlando  (155 answers)
    The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter  (16 mentions)
    Universal CityWalk  (8 mentions)
    Universal's Islands of Adventure  (7 mentions)
    Universal Studios Islands of Adventure  (5 mentions)
    Orlando Premium Outlets - International Dr  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Orlando:
        Cafe Tu Tu Tango
        Emeril's Orlando
        SeaWorld
        Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
        Hard Rock Cafe
    hotels around Orlando:
        Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
        Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection
    questions about Orlando:
        How many days for Disney + universal?
        5 days in orlando not Disney
        What to do during one day in Orlando that's not Disney World
        Top golf courses in Orlando?
        Fine dining for client meeting in Orlando

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
    hotels around Tampa:
        Columbia Restaurant
    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

Saint Petersburg (Florida)  (28 answers)
    The Dali Museum  (5 mentions)
    St. Petersburg Beach  (2 mentions)
    Downtown St. Pete / iLovetheBurg.com  (2 mentions)
    Tampa Bay  (2 mentions)
    hotels around Saint Petersburg (Florida):
        Postcard Inn
    questions about Saint Petersburg (Florida):
        St. Petersburg, Florida
        Local restaurants in Saint Petersburg?
        Best free things to do in Saint Petersburg (Florida)?


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 Sanford (Florida) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Sanford (Florida)? Try searching for places within 2.5 hours of Sanford (Florida).

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 157 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 28 minutes
4 Sanford (Florida) travel answers
155 Orlando travel answers
69 Tampa travel answers
28 Saint Petersburg (Florida) travel answers
33 Sarasota travel answers





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