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St. Louis to Grand Canyon National Park drive

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  St. Louis
 Springfield (Missouri)
 Tulsa
 Oklahoma City
 Elk City
 Amarillo
 Albuquerque
 Gallup
 Flagstaff
   Grand Canyon National Park 
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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St. Louis to Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from St. Louis to Grand Canyon National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Grand Canyon National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between St. Louis and Grand Canyon National Park. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between St. Louis and Grand Canyon National Park. 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 3.5 hours

1:27 pm  Springfield (Missouri)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:16 pm  Tulsa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:16 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:53 pm  Oklahoma City
stay overnight at The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
drive for about 2 hours

10:45 am  Elk City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:45 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:04 pm  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:04 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:12 pm  Albuquerque
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 2 hours

12:01 pm  Gallup
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:01 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:41 pm  Flagstaff
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:41 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:09 pm  arrive at Grand Canyon National Park

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Springfield (Missouri)  (6 answers)
    questions about Springfield (Missouri):
        Can't miss restaurants in Springfield?

Tulsa  (18 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?

Oklahoma City  (31 answers)
    Boathouse District  (4 mentions)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  (3 mentions)
    AT&T Bricktown Ballpark  (2 mentions)
    Science Museum Oklahoma  (2 mentions)
    Stockyards City Main Street  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Kitchen No. 324
        Big Truck Tacos
        Waffle Champion
        Cheever's Cafe
        Museum Cafe
    hotels around Oklahoma City:
        The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
    questions about Oklahoma City:
        Breakfast Restaurant in OKC
        What sort of hands-on things can I experience in OKC?
        What's the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for a first time visitor?

Elk City  (2 answers)

Amarillo  (26 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Albuquerque  (91 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    hotels around Albuquerque:
        Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Temporary home!
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Where to stay

Gallup  (5 answers)

Flagstaff  (50 answers)
    Lowell Observatory  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Flagstaff:
        Macy's Fresh Roasted Coffee
        Mountain Oasis
        Flagstaff Brewing Company
    questions about Flagstaff:
        Where to stay
        Best cozy hotel in Flagstaff nearby Monte Vista hotel


What are some things to do in Grand Canyon National Park?

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 Grand Canyon National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Shipra from New Delhi asked:
Best way to explore Grand Canyon & must see scenic spots?  (3 answers)

profile  Marcia from asked:
Nearest place to stay for visiting Grand Canyon  (3 answers)

profile  Kasia from Stavanger asked:
Weather at the Grand Canyon in late November, is this a good time to go?  (3 answers)

profile  Molly from Minneapolis asked:
South Rim in the Winter???  (2 answers)

profile  Carla from Clifton, Kansas asked:
Hotels and restaurants for a Grand Canyon visit  (2 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 Grand Canyon National Park 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 Grand Canyon National Park. Or get a full St. Louis to Grand Canyon National Park 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 1,449 miles
driving time of 21 hours, 6 minutes
Grand Canyon National Park is 2 hours behind St. Louis
74 St. Louis travel answers
6 Springfield (Missouri) travel answers
18 Tulsa travel answers
31 Oklahoma City travel answers
2 Elk City travel answers
26 Amarillo travel answers
91 Albuquerque travel answers
5 Gallup travel answers
50 Flagstaff travel answers
171 Grand Canyon National Park travel answers





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