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Austin to St. Louis via Oklahoma City

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  Austin
 Waco
 Fort Worth
 Oklahoma City
 Joplin
 Springfield (Missouri)
 Rolla
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Austin to St. Louis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Austin to St. Louis. If you're planning a road trip to St. Louis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Austin and Oklahoma City. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Austin and Oklahoma City. 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 Austin
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:34 am  Waco
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:54 pm  Fort Worth
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:54 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:53 pm  Oklahoma City
eat at Kitchen No. 324
stay overnight at The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:20 pm  Joplin
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:20 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:32 pm  Springfield (Missouri)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:32 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:18 pm  Rolla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:18 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:54 pm  arrive in St. Louis
eat at Pappy's Smokehouse
stay at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Waco  (7 answers)
    Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum  (2 mentions)
    Dr Pepper Museum  (2 mentions)
    Flying J  (2 mentions)
    questions about Waco:
        RV parks in or near Waco Texas.

Fort Worth  (37 answers)
    Kimbell Art Museum  (9 mentions)
    Fort Worth Zoo  (5 mentions)
    Billy Bob's Texas  (5 mentions)
    Amon Carter Museum of American Art  (5 mentions)
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Fort Worth:
        Joe T. Garcia's
        Love Shack
    questions about Fort Worth:
        Best free things to do in Fort Worth?
        Best neighborhoods for 20 somethings to live

Oklahoma City  (39 answers)
    Boathouse District  (4 mentions)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  (3 mentions)
    AT&T Bricktown Ballpark  (2 mentions)
    Science Museum Oklahoma  (2 mentions)
    Stockyards City Main Street  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Kitchen No. 324
        Big Truck Tacos
        Waffle Champion
        Cheever's Cafe
        Museum Cafe
    hotels around Oklahoma City:
        The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
    questions about Oklahoma City:
        Breakfast Restaurant in OKC
        What sort of hands-on things can I experience in OKC?
        What's the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for a first time visitor?

Joplin  (3 answers)
    questions about Joplin:
        Best free things to do in Joplin?

Springfield (Missouri)  (7 answers)
    questions about Springfield (Missouri):
        Can't miss restaurants in Springfield?

Rolla


Where's the best place to stay in St. Louis?

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 St. Louis.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Lemp Mansion  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in St. Louis?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Pappy's Smokehouse, which was mentioned 8 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Ted Drewes  (4 mentions)
Pastaria  (2 mentions)
Companion  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in St. Louis?

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:

Forest Park  (10 mentions)
St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
City Museum  (5 mentions)
Gateway Arch  (4 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 St. Louis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in St. Louis?  (8 answers)

profile  Gina from Minneapolis asked:
Good St. Louis dines?  (6 answers)

profile  Marci from Boston asked:
Great lunch places in St Louis  (6 answers)

profile  Cassie from asked:
Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?  (5 answers)

profile  Shelby from Scottsdale asked:
Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?  (5 answers)

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




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 St. Louis to Austin 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 Austin to St. Louis. Or get a full Austin to St. Louis 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 Austin well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Austin!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 887 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 59 minutes
178 Austin travel answers
7 Waco travel answers
37 Fort Worth travel answers
39 Oklahoma City travel answers
3 Joplin travel answers
7 Springfield (Missouri) travel answers
1 Rolla travel answer
93 St. Louis travel answers





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