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St. Louis to Scottsdale drive

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  St. Louis
 Springfield
 Tulsa
 Oklahoma City
 Elk City
 Amarillo
 Albuquerque
 Gallup
   Scottsdale 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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St. Louis to Scottsdale road trip planner

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

5:38 pm  arrive in Scottsdale
eat at Chelsea's Kitchen
stay at Hotel Valley Ho

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 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?

Springfield  (5 answers)

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  (25 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  (25 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Albuquerque  (89 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?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        The High Road tour

Gallup  (5 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Scottsdale, Arizona.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Scottsdale?

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 Scottsdale.

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

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

W Scottsdale Hotel  (4 mentions)
Graduate Tempe  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Scottsdale?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chelsea's Kitchen, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pig & Pickle  (6 mentions)
Cornish Pasty Co  (4 mentions)
Cafe Lalibela  (4 mentions)
SunUp Brewing Co  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Scottsdale?

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:

Camelback Mountain  (15 mentions)
Old Town Scottsdale  (9 mentions)
Cornish Pasty Co  (6 mentions)
Papago Park  (4 mentions)
Mill Avenue  (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 Scottsdale. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Scottsdale for a first time visitor?  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Scottsdale?  (6 answers)

profile  Jon from Dayton asked:
Going to Scottsdale for 2 weeks -- places to eat and fun things to see?  (3 answers)

profile  Paul from New York City asked:
Best Burger in Scottsdale?  (2 answers)

profile  D from Orland Park asked:
Must Do in Scottsdale  (1 answer)

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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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale. Or get a full St. Louis to Scottsdale 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 1,448 miles
driving time of 21 hours, 19 minutes
Scottsdale is 2 hours behind St. Louis
72 St. Louis travel answers
5 Springfield travel answers
18 Tulsa travel answers
25 Oklahoma City travel answers
2 Elk City travel answers
25 Amarillo travel answers
89 Albuquerque travel answers
5 Gallup travel answers
27 Scottsdale travel answers





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