12 days in Missouri Itinerary

12 days in Missouri Itinerary

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12 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly:  7​h
1
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Camdenton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Jefferson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hannibal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Richmond

3
nights
Branson

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Attractions like Zipline and Fantastic Caverns make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe) and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield (in Republic). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, trek along Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary, and Head underground at Talking Rocks Cavern.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Branson trip planner .

Richmond to Branson is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Camdenton.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fantastic Caverns, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary

1
night
Camdenton

Camdenton ©
Camdenton is a city in Camden County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): play a few rounds at Lake Valley Golf & Country Club, Head underground at Bridal Cave, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Camdenton day trip planning tool .

Getting from Branson to Camdenton by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Camdenton are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Camdenton

Golf Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bridal Cave ©
Bridal Cave
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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 8th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Country Club Plaza, and finally see the interesting displays at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then get to know the resident critters at Kansas City Zoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Stone Church.

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You can drive from Camdenton to Kansas City in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Camdenton in June: high temperatures in Kansas City hover around 87°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Independence
Highlights from your plan
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

2
nights
Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, then learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery, then learn about winemaking at Adam Puchta Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Martin Brothers Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the striking features of Missouri State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Missouri State Museum, then stroll through Katy Trail State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Missouri State Penitentiary Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Jefferson City travel planning app .

Getting from Kansas City to Jefferson City by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Jefferson City, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hannibal.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Wineries Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Hermann, Katy Trail State Park, Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows
Highlights from your plan
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary
Missouri State Capitol
Missouri State Capitol
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery

1
night
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion, then appreciate the history behind Tom Sawyer' Statue, then contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, and finally Head underground at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hannibal online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Hannibal takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hannibal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Tom Sawyer' Statue ©
Tom Sawyer' Statue

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, engage your brain at Saint Louis Science Center, and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Grant's Farm, get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, and then examine the collection at City Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip site .

Traveling by car from Hannibal to Saint Louis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Charles Historic District ©
St. Charles Historic District

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