Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sarasota to Tampa. If you're planning a road trip to Tampa, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Sarasota
drive for about 13 minutes
10:13 am World of Beer
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:13 am
drive for about 20 minutes
11:33 am Ellenton
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:33 pm
drive for about 24 minutes
12:57 pm Sun City Center
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:57 pm
drive for about 19 minutes
2:16 pm Gibsonton
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:16 pm
drive for about 15 minutes
3:31 pm Brandon (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:31 pm
drive for about 16 minutes
4:47 pm Ybor City
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:47 pm
drive for about 7 minutes
driving ≈ 2 hours
Your starting point is Sarasota, 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.
World of Beer
Sun City Center
Bayshore Blvd (4 mentions)
Tampa Riverwalk (4 mentions)
South Howard Ave (3 mentions)
Curtis Hixon Park (2 mentions)
Hyde Park Village (2 mentions)
restaurants around Gibsonton:
Piquant Hyde Park
Tre Amici @ The Bunker
Bern's Steak House
hotels around Gibsonton:
Yoga Loft Tampa (2 mentions)
Channelside Bay Plaza (2 mentions)
restaurants around Brandon (Florida):
Tre Amici @ The Bunker
hotels around Brandon (Florida):
Ybor City (14 mentions)
Your final destination is Tampa, Florida.
You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.
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.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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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:
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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!
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!