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St. Louis to Gulf Shores drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets

St. Louis to Gulf Shores road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from St. Louis to Gulf Shores. If you're planning a road trip to Gulf Shores, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between St. Louis and Gulf Shores. 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 1 hour

11:10 am  Sainte Genevieve
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:10 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:42 pm  Caruthersville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:42 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:06 pm  Jackson (Tennessee)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:06 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:40 pm  Booneville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

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

11:45 am  Columbus (Mississippi)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:45 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:13 pm  Meridian
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:13 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:42 pm  Mobile
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:42 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:42 pm  arrive in Gulf Shores

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from St. Louis to Gulf Shores.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Saint Louis, Missouri.

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?

Sainte Genevieve  (4 answers)
Jackson (Tennessee)  (4 answers)
    questions about Jackson (Tennessee):
        rv camp grounds
        Closest beach
Columbus (Mississippi)
    questions about Columbus (Mississippi):
        What's the best neighborhood in Columbus (Mississippi) for a first time visitor?
Meridian  (3 answers)
Mobile  (21 answers)
    questions about Mobile:
        Bus pickup/drop off location?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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

What are some things to do in Gulf Shores?

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 Gulf Shores. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Mark from Norman asked:
Good restaurant with a great view near Fort Morgan  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Gulf Shores.

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 Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores. Or get a full St. Louis to Gulf Shores 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 712 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 52 minutes
Gulf Shores is the same time as St. Louis
62 St. Louis travel answers
4 Sainte Genevieve travel answers
4 Jackson (Tennessee) travel answers
1 Columbus (Mississippi) travel answer
3 Meridian travel answers
21 Mobile travel answers
5 Gulf Shores travel answers

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