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Sarasota to Philadelphia drive

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  Sarasota
 Ocala
 Jacksonville
 Savannah
 Charleston
 Pinehurst
 Goldsboro
 Richmond
 Washington, DC
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Sarasota to Philadelphia road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Sarasota
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:21 pm  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:21 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:04 pm  Jacksonville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:04 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:03 pm  Savannah
eat at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Savannah
drive for about 2 hours

10:50 am  Charleston
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 1:20 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:00 pm  Pinehurst
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:00 pm  Goldsboro
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Goldsboro
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:35 am  Richmond
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:35 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:30 pm  Washington, DC
stay for about 3.5 hours
and leave at 6:00 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

8:28 pm  arrive in Philadelphia
stay at Loews Hotel Philadelphia

day 3 driving ≈ 7 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?

Ocala  (4 answers)

Jacksonville  (19 answers)
    questions about Jacksonville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Jacksonville for a first time visitor?

Savannah  (92 answers)
    Forsyth Park  (9 mentions)
    Bonaventure Cemetery  (5 mentions)
    Savannah's Historic District  (3 mentions)
    The Pirates House Savannah GA  (3 mentions)
    River Street  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Savannah:
        Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
        Crystal Beer Parlor
        The Olde Pink House
        Gryphon Tea Room
        Clary's Cafe
    questions about Savannah:
        What is your favorite under rated attraction in Savannah?
        Leisurely trip to Savannah
        What are fun things to do in Savannah on a budget?
        Little Ones in Savannah
        Great restaurants in Savannah

Charleston  (117 answers)
    King Street  (8 mentions)
    Boone Hall Plantation  (6 mentions)
    The Battery  (6 mentions)
    Folly Beach  (5 mentions)
    Waterfront Park  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Charleston:
        Husk
        Hominy Grill
        FIG
        Slightly North of Broad
        Bowen's Island Restaurant
    questions about Charleston:
        Two day trip - what are the must sees, eats, and drinks?
        Best oceanfront place to stay closest to Charleston SC
        Dinner with family in Charleston tonight...
        Afternoon in Charleston
        Newbie in Charleston, How to Spend an Afternoon

Pinehurst  (3 answers)

Goldsboro  (2 answers)
    restaurants around Goldsboro:
        Wilber's Barbecue
    questions about Goldsboro:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Goldsboro?

Richmond  (10 answers)
    Carytown  (4 mentions)
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond:
        Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
    questions about Richmond:
        What is there to do in Richmond?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
        Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?

Washington, DC  (159 answers)
    National Mall  (30 mentions)
    National Air and Space Museum  (29 mentions)
    Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
    Museum of Natural History  (23 mentions)
    Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
    restaurants around Washington, DC:
        National Gallery of Art
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion Café
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        Fun free things to do in D.C.?
        Getting from Union Station to National Mall?
        How to make the most of three days in DC
        Best of the Smithsonian?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Philadelphia?

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 Philadelphia.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Loews Hotel Philadelphia, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Philadelphia?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Reading Terminal Market, which was mentioned 24 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Jim's Steaks  (20 mentions)
Pat's King of Steaks  (11 mentions)
Geno's Steaks  (8 mentions)
Zahav  (6 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Philadelphia?

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:

The Liberty Bell  (12 mentions)
Independence Mall  (7 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 Philadelphia. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?  (14 answers)

profile  Scott from Chicago asked:
Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?  (13 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?  (11 answers)

profile  Sharon from West Los Angeles asked:
Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?  (9 answers)

profile  teri from Atlanta asked:
Eating out on a budget.  (9 answers)

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




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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia. Or get a full Sarasota to Philadelphia 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!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,101 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 18 minutes
Philadelphia is the same time as Sarasota
25 Sarasota travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
19 Jacksonville travel answers
92 Savannah travel answers
117 Charleston travel answers
3 Pinehurst travel answers
2 Goldsboro travel answers
10 Richmond travel answers
159 Washington, DC travel answers
102 Philadelphia travel answers





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