11 days in Missouri Itinerary

11 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri tour itinerary planner

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Columbia
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Festus
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Chesterfield
— 1 night
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Middle Brook
— 1 night
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Belleview
— 1 night
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Joplin
— 1 night
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Columbia

— 1 night
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Warm Springs Ranch and then steep yourself in history at Francis Quadrangle.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Columbia trip itinerary maker website.

Saint Louis to Columbia is an approximately 2-hour car ride. October in Columbia sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 3 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.
Saint Louis is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, walk around Tilles Park, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis tour planner.

Drive from Columbia to Saint Louis in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Festus.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Festus

Festus is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Festus online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Festus takes an hour. In October in Festus, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. You'll set off for Chesterfield on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Festus

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Chesterfield

— 1 night
Chesterfield is a city in St. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Chesterfield trip planner.

You can drive from Festus to Chesterfield in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Middle Brook.

Things to do in Chesterfield

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Middle Brook

— 1 night
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Middle Brook trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Chesterfield to Middle Brook by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Middle Brook can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Belleview.

Things to do in Middle Brook

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Belleview

— 1 night
Belleview is an unincorporated community in northern Iron County, Missouri, United States. On the 18th (Sun), browse for treasures at Old Village Mercantile and then admire the majestic nature at Elephant Rocks State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Belleview trip itinerary planning website.

Belleview is just a short distance from Middle Brook. In October in Belleview, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Belleview

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Branson

— 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, gain insight at College of the Ozarks, then take a stroll through Historic Downtown Branson, and finally explore the galleries of Titanic Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Branson online attractions planner.

You can drive from Belleview to Branson in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Joplin.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Joplin

— 1 night
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri. On the 21st (Wed), do a tasting at Keltoi Winery and then admire the striking features of Jasper County Circuit Clerk's Office.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Joplin day trip planner.

Drive from Branson to Joplin in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Joplin are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Joplin

Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Missouri travel guide

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Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.