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St. Louis to Kansas City (Kansas) drive

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St. Louis to Kansas City (Kansas) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from St. Louis to Kansas City (Kansas). If you're planning a road trip to Kansas City (Kansas), you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in St. Louis
drive for about 41 minutes

11:41 am  Six Flags St. Louis
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:41 pm
drive for about 40 minutes

1:21 pm  Foristell
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:21 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

3:03 pm  New Florence
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:03 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

4:45 pm  Fulton
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Fulton
drive for about 1 hour

11:01 am  Boonville
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:01 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

12:52 pm  Sweet Springs
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:52 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:03 pm  Independence (Missouri)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:03 pm
drive for about 19 minutes

4:22 pm  arrive in Kansas City (Kansas)

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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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?

Six Flags St. Louis
New Florence
Sweet Springs
Independence (Missouri)
    Kansas City Zoo  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Independence (Missouri):
        LC's Barbecue

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Kansas City, Missouri.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Kansas City (Kansas)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering, which was mentioned 34 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Bluestem  (2 mentions)
La Bodega  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Kansas City (Kansas)? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Kansas City (Kansas)?

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:

Manifesto  (3 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 Kansas City (Kansas). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Kelly Madera from Sunnyvale asked:
What is there to do in Kansas City, MO?  (5 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Kansas City (Kansas).

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 Kansas City (Kansas) 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 Kansas City (Kansas). Or get a full St. Louis to Kansas City (Kansas) 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 248 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 57 minutes
59 St. Louis travel answers
1 Independence (Missouri) travel answer
20 Kansas City (Kansas) travel answers

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