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New York City to St. Louis drive

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  New York City
 Hershey
 Fallingwater
 Wheeling (West Virginia)
 Columbus
 Dayton
 Indianapolis
 Altamont
   St. Louis 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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New York City to St. Louis road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in New York City
drive for about 3 hours

11:54 am  Hershey
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:54 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:00 pm  Fallingwater
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:00 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:27 pm  Wheeling (West Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:27 pm
drive for about 2 hours

9:33 pm  Columbus
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 9.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Columbus
drive for about 1 hour

10:08 am  Dayton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:08 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:05 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:05 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:38 pm  Altamont
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:38 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:10 pm  arrive in St. Louis
eat at Pappy's Smokehouse
stay at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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New York City to St. Louis questions

profile  Tziporah asked:
Kid activities  (1 answer)

profile  Jenna from St. Louis asked:
Best Route and Must Sees  (1 answer)


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?

Hershey  (14 answers)
    questions about Hershey:
        Affordable non-touristy local restaurant

Fallingwater  (7 mentions)

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.

Dayton  (2 answers)

Indianapolis  (34 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


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Saint Louis, Missouri.

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


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  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)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?  (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 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 St. Louis. Or get a full New York City 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 New York City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York City!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 950 miles
driving time of 14 hours, 34 minutes
St. Louis is 1 hour behind New York City
601 New York City travel answers
14 Hershey travel answers
3 Wheeling (West Virginia) travel answers
27 Columbus travel answers
2 Dayton travel answers
34 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Altamont travel answer
72 St. Louis travel answers





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