11 days in Northeast Missouri, Jefferson City & Columbia Itinerary

11 days in Northeast Missouri, Jefferson City & Columbia Itinerary

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Hermann
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Hannibal
— 3 nights
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Jefferson City
— 2 nights
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Columbia
— 2 nights
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Hermann

— 1 night
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Sugar Momma's and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hermann trip maker tool.

Kansas City to Hermann is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In February in Hermann, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 24°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hermann

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

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Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Missouri History Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Pere Marquette State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hermann to Saint Louis takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in February, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hannibal.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hannibal

— 3 nights
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Change things up with a short trip to Great Rivers Scenic Route in Alton (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion, pause for some photo ops at Tom Sawyer' Statue, walk around Sodalis Nature Preserve, and examine the collection at Molly Brown Museum and Home.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hannibal online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Hannibal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Hannibal, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 22°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Hannibal

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jefferson City

— 2 nights
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The National Churchill Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Runge Conservation Nature Center. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Missouri State Capitol, appreciate the history behind Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza, take an in-depth tour of Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., then steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary, and finally don't miss a visit to Swinging Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jefferson City tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hannibal to Jefferson City takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in February, and nighttime lows around 25°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Columbia.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Columbia

— 2 nights
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): walk around Stephens Lake Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Rocheport.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Columbia online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Columbia takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 24°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip