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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.
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
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
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:
Piquant Hyde Park
Bern's Steak House
hotels around Tampa:
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):
questions about Saint Petersburg (Florida):
St. Petersburg, Florida
Local restaurants in Saint Petersburg?
Best free things to do in Saint Petersburg (Florida)?
This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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