Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sanford (Florida) to Tampa. If you're planning a road trip to Tampa, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Sanford (Florida) and Tampa. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Sanford (Florida) and Tampa. 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 1.5 hours and leave at 11:59 am
drive for about 1.5 hours
1:35 pm Ybor City
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 31 minutes
3:06 pm Saint Petersburg (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:06 pm
drive for about 26 minutes
driving ≈ 3 hours
Your starting point is Sanford, Florida.
You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.
Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Orlando (138 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?
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
What's the best time of year to visit theme parks?
Ybor City (14 mentions)
Saint Petersburg (Florida) (25 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)?
Your final destination is Tampa, Florida.
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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 Tampa.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Columbia Restaurant, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Ulele, which was mentioned 4 times.
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