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Indianapolis to Columbia (Missouri) drive

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 Cloverdale (Indiana)
 Terre Haute
 Old 66
 St. Louis
 Kingdom City
   Columbia (Missouri) 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Indianapolis to Columbia (Missouri) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Indianapolis to Columbia (Missouri). If you're planning a road trip to Columbia (Missouri), you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Indianapolis and Columbia (Missouri). Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Indianapolis and Columbia (Missouri). 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 Indianapolis
drive for about 46 minutes

10:46 am  Cloverdale (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:46 am
drive for about 39 minutes

12:25 pm  Terre Haute
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:25 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

2:06 pm  Casey
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:06 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:09 pm  Altamont
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Altamont
drive for about 1 hour

11:13 am  Old 66
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:13 pm
drive for about 53 minutes

1:06 pm  St. Louis
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 2:36 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:19 pm  Kingdom City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:19 pm
drive for about 24 minutes

5:43 pm  arrive in Columbia (Missouri)

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Indianapolis to Columbia (Missouri).

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Indianapolis, Indiana.

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?

Cloverdale (Indiana)

Terre Haute  (2 answers)



Old 66  (2 mentions)
    questions about Old 66:
        Motels to stay overnight

St. Louis  (62 answers)
    Forest Park  (10 mentions)
    St. Louis Zoo  (6 mentions)
    City Museum  (5 mentions)
    Gateway Arch  (4 mentions)
    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company  (4 mentions)
    restaurants around St. Louis:
        Pappy's Smokehouse
        Ted Drewes
        Iron Barley Eating Establishment
    questions about St. Louis:
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?

Kingdom City

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Columbia, Missouri.

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

What are some things to do in Columbia (Missouri)?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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 Columbia (Missouri). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Joanne from asked:
Cat friendly hotel  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Columbia (Missouri).

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 Columbia (Missouri) to Indianapolis drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Indianapolis? Try searching for places within 5.5 hours of Indianapolis.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 359 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 24 minutes
Columbia (Missouri) is 1 hour behind Indianapolis
28 Indianapolis travel answers
2 Terre Haute travel answers
1 Altamont travel answer
62 St. Louis travel answers
3 Columbia (Missouri) travel answers


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