13 days in Missouri Itinerary

13 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri journey planner

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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Columbia
— 1 night
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Hannibal
— 1 night
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Jefferson City
— 1 night
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Osage Beach
— 1 night
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Springfield
— 1 night
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Eminence
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Kansas City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, then get your bearings at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Holladay Distillery, and finally walk around Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City day trip tool.

Philadelphia to Kansas City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Kansas City is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Kansas City are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

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 15th (Tue): get a taste of life in the country at Warm Springs Ranch, then walk around Cosmo Park, and then sample some tasty brews at Columbia Culinary Tours.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Columbia road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kansas City to Columbia in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hannibal.

Things to do in Columbia

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Hannibal

— 1 night
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, then head outdoors with Lovers Leap, and finally walk around Riverview Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hannibal online visit planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Hannibal in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hannibal can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Hannibal

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Jefferson City

— 1 night
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 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Colonel Alvin R Lubker Memorial Safety and Education Center, contemplate the long history of Missouri State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at The National Churchill Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jefferson City tour planner.

You can drive from Hannibal to Jefferson City in 2 hours. In June in Jefferson City, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Osage Beach

— 1 night
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Stark Caverns, Head underground at Bridal Cave, then admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ozark Distillery and Brewery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Osage Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Osage Beach takes an hour. June in Osage Beach sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Springfield

— 1 night
On the 19th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Capt. Ricks Guide Service Table Rock Lake.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield day trip app.

Drive from Osage Beach to Springfield in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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.
On the 20th (Sun), find something for the whole family 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 Titanic Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Branson day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Branson takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Branson sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eminence

— 1 night
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. On the 22nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Eminence visit app.

Traveling by car from Branson to Eminence takes 3 hours. June in Eminence sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Eminence

Nature · Parks

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, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, examine the collection at City Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Francis Xavier Church.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eminence to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

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.

Lake of the Ozarks travel guide

4.2
State Parks · Caves · Factory Outlets