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Sarasota to Fort Myers drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets

Sarasota to Fort Myers road trip planner

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

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11:00 am  start in Sarasota
drive for about 33 minutes

11:33 am  Venice (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:33 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

1:18 pm  Punta Gorda
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:18 pm
drive for about 28 minutes

2:47 pm  The Shell Factory and Nature Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 11 minutes

3:58 pm  arrive in Fort Myers

driving ≈ 2 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Sarasota, Florida.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

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.

Where should I stop along the way?

Venice (Florida)  (3 answers)
Punta Gorda
    questions about Punta Gorda:
        Need restaurant rec’s In Punta Gorda
The Shell Factory and Nature Park

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Fort Myers, Florida.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Fort Myers?

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:

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 Fort Myers. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Fort Myers for a first time visitor?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Fort Myers.

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 76 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 14 minutes
25 Sarasota travel answers
3 Venice (Florida) travel answers
1 Punta Gorda travel answer
9 Fort Myers travel answers

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