12 days in Missouri & Astoria Itinerary

12 days in Missouri & Astoria Itinerary

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Columbia
— 1 day
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly to Portland, Bus to Astoria
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Astoria
— 3 nights
Bus to Portland, Fly to Kansas City
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive
5
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive

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Columbia

Columbia is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Warm Springs Ranch, admire the natural beauty at Shelter Gardens, and then immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Columbia online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Columbia. July in Columbia sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven) and Thierbach Orchards & Berry Farm (in Marthasville). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, stroll around Forest Park, get some fabulous bargains at Herbaria, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip maker website.

Getting from Columbia to Saint Louis by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Astoria.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Astoria

Spirit of the Columbia

Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Astoria: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Ecola State Park, &more). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column, examine the collection at Seaside Inverted Experience, take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Stevens State Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Astoria trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Astoria takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in July: highs in Astoria hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
Kansas City

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 9th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Holladay Distillery, then get advice or help at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally admire the local landmark of J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kansas City road trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Astoria to Kansas City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Astoria to Kansas City is 2 hours. Traveling from Astoria in July, expect Kansas City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

2
nights
Branson

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 11th (Thu): cool off at Silver Dollar City. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Dancing Water Fountain, then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, and finally get your game on at Escape Code.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Branson trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kansas City to Branson by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Missouri travel guide

4.6
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.