16 days in Northwest Missouri Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Missouri trip itinerary planner

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Saint Joseph
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Saint Joseph
— 5 nights
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Independence
— 5 nights
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Marshall
— 2 nights
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Chillicothe
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Saint Joseph

— 5 nights
St. Get some historical perspective at Missouri Theatre and Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Patee House Museum and Glore Psychiatric Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Joseph: Weston (The Farmers House Market, Pirtle Winery, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Pony Express Museum, stroll the grounds of Mount Mora Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Remington Nature Center, and take an in-depth tour of Jesse James Home Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City to Saint Joseph is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Saint Joseph. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint Joseph, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Independence.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Independence

— 5 nights
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Get a sense of the local culture at Harry S Truman National Historic Site and Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. Visit Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and Battle of Lexington State Historic Site for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Independence: Court House (in Lexington), Jesse James Birthplace Museum (in Kearney) and Four Horses and a Dog (in Excelsior Springs). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum, see the interesting displays at Leila's Hair Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Frontier Trails Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Vaile Mansion.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Independence visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Independence takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Independence when traveling from Saint Joseph in September, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marshall.

Things to do in Independence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Marshall

— 2 nights
Marshall is a city in Saline County, Missouri, United States. On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Boone's Lick State Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Arrow Rock State Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Wonder Dog Memorial Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Maclay Home, steep yourself in history at Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Confederate Memorial State Historic Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marshall trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Independence to Marshall in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chillicothe.

Things to do in Marshall

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chillicothe

— 3 nights
Chillicothe is a city in and the county seat of Livingston County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Missouri Star Quilt Company and then see the interesting displays at J. C. Penney Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Squirrel Cage Jail, examine the collection at Walt Disney Hometown Museum, and then take in the pleasant sights at Chillicothe Main Street.

Before you visit Chillicothe, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Marshall to Chillicothe in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Chillicothe can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chillicothe

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips