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St. Louis to Dallas drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

St. Louis to Dallas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from St. Louis to Dallas. If you're planning a road trip to Dallas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 St. Louis
drive for about 2 hours

11:46 am  Rolla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:46 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:01 pm  Lake of the Ozarks
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:01 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:21 pm  Springfield (Missouri)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:21 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:34 pm  Joplin
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Joplin
drive for about 2 hours

11:49 am  Wagoner
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:14 pm  McAlester
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:14 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:59 pm  Sherman (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:59 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:08 pm  arrive in Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Rolla

Lake of the Ozarks  (2 mentions)

Springfield (Missouri)  (7 answers)
    questions about Springfield (Missouri):
        Can't miss restaurants in Springfield?
        What town is about 500 miles west of Springfield MO on Interstate 40

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

Wagoner

McAlester  (2 answers)

Sherman (Texas)  (2 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Dallas?

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 Dallas.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Zaza Dallas, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Belmont Hotel Dallas  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Dallas?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Pecan Lodge, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lockhart Smokehouse  (7 mentions)
Peggy Sue BBQ  (5 mentions)
Smoke  (5 mentions)
Oddfellows  (4 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Dallas?

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:

Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
Klyde Warren Park  (8 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 Dallas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Dallas for a first time visitor?  (13 answers)

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?  (9 answers)

profile  Lauren from Chicago asked:
Where to go for lunch in Dallas?  (8 answers)

profile  Darya from Sevastopol, Ukraine asked:
Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?  (5 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Dallas?  (5 answers)

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 630 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 44 minutes
Dallas is the same time as St. Louis
93 St. Louis travel answers
1 Rolla travel answer
7 Springfield (Missouri) travel answers
3 Joplin travel answers
2 McAlester travel answers
2 Sherman (Texas) travel answers
125 Dallas travel answers





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