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Tallahassee to Sarasota drive in 1 day

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 Live Oak
 Brooksville (Florida)
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Tallahassee to Sarasota road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee and Sarasota. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Tallahassee and Sarasota. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in Tallahassee
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:30 am  Live Oak
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:30 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:44 pm  Gainesville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

2:26 pm  Ocala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:26 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:30 pm  Brooksville (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:30 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

6:27 pm  Tampa
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 7:57 pm
drive for about 1 hour

8:59 pm  arrive in Sarasota

driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Live Oak

Gainesville  (3 answers)

Ocala  (4 answers)

Brooksville (Florida)

Tampa  (64 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
        Oxford Exchange
        Bern's Steak House
    hotels around Tampa:
        Columbia Restaurant
    questions about Tampa:
        Best new restaurants in Tampa?
        Popular areas in Tampa for shopping?
        Best free things to do in Tampa?
        Weekend ideas for a first timer in Tampa
        Beaches around Tampa

What are some things to do in Sarasota?

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:

Siesta Beach  (2 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 Sarasota. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Laura from Honolulu asked:
Where's the best beer?!  (7 answers)

profile  Scott from Philadelphia asked:
Hip, urban neighborhoods in Sarasota Fl.  (3 answers)

profile  Victoria from Riga asked:
Things to see in Sarasota, Florida, and around?  (2 answers)

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

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 Sarasota to Tallahassee drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Tallahassee? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Tallahassee.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Tallahassee to Sarasota. Or get a full Tallahassee to Sarasota 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 Tallahassee well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Tallahassee!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 327 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 46 minutes
12 Tallahassee travel answers
3 Gainesville travel answers
4 Ocala travel answers
1 Brooksville (Florida) travel answer
64 Tampa travel answers
32 Sarasota travel answers


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