Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Tampa 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 Tampa and Sarasota. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Tampa
drive for about 20 minutes
10:20 am Brandon (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:20 am
drive for about 15 minutes
12:54 pm Sun City Center
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:54 pm
drive for about 22 minutes
2:15 pm Ellenton
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:15 pm
drive for about 25 minutes
3:41 pm Big Top Brewing Company
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:41 pm
drive for about 9 minutes
4:50 pm arrive in Sarasota
driving ≈ 2 hours
Your starting point is Tampa, Florida.
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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.
Brandon (Florida) (3 answers)
Yoga Loft Tampa (2 mentions)
Channelside Bay Plaza (2 mentions)
restaurants around Brandon (Florida):
Tre Amici @ The Bunker
hotels around Brandon (Florida):
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:
Sun City Center
Big Top Brewing Company (2 mentions)
Your final destination is Sarasota, Florida.
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