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New York City to Kansas City (Kansas) drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


New York City to Kansas City (Kansas) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Kansas City (Kansas). If you're planning a road trip to Kansas City (Kansas), you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between New York City and Kansas City (Kansas). Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between New York City and Kansas City (Kansas). 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 New York City
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:43 pm  Harrisburg
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:43 pm
drive for about 4 hours

5:38 pm  Wheeling (West Virginia)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Wheeling (West Virginia)
drive for about 2 hours

12:07 pm  Columbus
eat at Late Night Slice
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:07 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:59 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:59 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:32 pm  Altamont
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Altamont
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:33 am  St. Louis
eat at Pappy's Smokehouse
stay for about 1.5 hours and leave at 1:03 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:07 pm  Columbia (Missouri)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:07 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:06 pm  arrive in Kansas City (Kansas)
eat at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering

day 3 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New York, New York.

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?

Harrisburg  (15 answers)
    questions about Harrisburg:
        What are the 5 best sights to see in Harrisburg PA
Wheeling (West Virginia)  (3 answers)
Columbus  (27 answers)
    The Short North  (3 mentions)
    Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse  (2 mentions)
    North Market  (2 mentions)
    Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Columbus:
        Late Night Slice
        Northstar CafĂ©
        Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
        The Thurman Cafe
        Lavash Cafe
    questions about Columbus:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
        Where should we eat in Columbus?
        What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?
        Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.
Indianapolis  (28 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
Altamont
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
        Pastaria
        Companion
    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?
Columbia (Missouri)  (3 answers)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Kansas City, Kansas.

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



Where's the best place to eat in Kansas City (Kansas)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering, which was mentioned 34 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Bluestem  (2 mentions)
La Bodega  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Kansas City (Kansas)? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in Kansas City (Kansas)?

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:

Manifesto  (3 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 Kansas City (Kansas). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Kelly from Sunnyvale asked:
What is there to do in Kansas City, MO?  (5 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Kansas City (Kansas).





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 Kansas City (Kansas) to New York City 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 New York City to Kansas City (Kansas). Or get a full New York City to Kansas City (Kansas) 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 New York City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York City!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,195 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 7 minutes
Kansas City (Kansas) is 1 hour behind New York City
589 New York City travel answers
15 Harrisburg travel answers
3 Wheeling (West Virginia) travel answers
27 Columbus travel answers
28 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Altamont travel answer
62 St. Louis travel answers
3 Columbia (Missouri) travel answers
20 Kansas City (Kansas) travel answers





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