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Oklahoma City to St. Louis drive in 1 day

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  Oklahoma City
 Stroud
 Tulsa
 Afton
 Joplin
 Springfield
 Lebanon (Missouri)
 Rolla
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Oklahoma City to St. Louis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma City and St. Louis. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Oklahoma 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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10:00 am  start in Oklahoma City
drive for about 57 minutes

8:57 am  Stroud
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:57 am
drive for about 51 minutes

10:48 am  Tulsa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:48 am
drive for about 1 hour

1:01 pm  Afton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:01 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

2:55 pm  Joplin
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:55 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:07 pm  Springfield
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:07 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

7:02 pm  Lebanon (Missouri)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:02 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

8:58 pm  Rolla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:58 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:34 pm  arrive in St. Louis
stay at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

driving ≈ 8.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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?

Stroud

Tulsa  (17 answers)
    Philbrook Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tulsa:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Tulsa?
        Best free things to do in Tulsa?
        Any recommendations for Steakhouses with Cigar Lounges?

Afton

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

Springfield  (5 answers)

Lebanon (Missouri)

Rolla


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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 499 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 21 minutes
25 Oklahoma City travel answers
17 Tulsa travel answers
3 Joplin travel answers
5 Springfield travel answers
1 Rolla travel answer
62 St. Louis travel answers





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