16 days in Northwest Missouri Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Missouri Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saint Joseph
— 5 nights
2
Independence
— 5 nights
3
Marshall
— 2 nights
4
Chillicothe
— 3 nights

5
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Get some historical perspective at Missouri Theatre and Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Patee House Museum and Remington Nature Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Joseph: Weston (The Farmers House Market, Pirtle Winery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pony Express Museum, get engrossed in the history at Jesse James Home Museum, stop by Museum Hill Historic District, and admire the masterpieces at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint Joseph driving holiday planning website.

New York City to Saint Joseph is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Saint Joseph, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Saint Joseph dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Independence.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Weston, Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum
Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Glore Psychiatric Museum ©
Glore Psychiatric Museum

5
nights
Independence

Independence ©
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 Jesse James Birthplace Museum. Visit Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Independence: Four Horses and a Dog (in Excelsior Springs) and Lexington (Court House & Battle of Lexington State Historic Site). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Vaile Mansion, pause for some serene contemplation at The Stone Church, get engrossed in the history at National Frontier Trails Museum, and examine the collection at Leila's Hair Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Independence visit planner.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Independence in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Joseph in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Independence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marshall.

Things to do in Independence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Liberty, Lexington, Four Horses and a Dog, Lee's Summit History Museum, Jesse James Birthplace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Harry S Truman National Historic Site ©
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate

2
nights
Marshall

Marshall ©
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, thensee 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 °F in September, and nighttime lows around °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

Arrow Rock, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, Maclay Home, Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Arrow Rock State Historic Site ©
Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site ©
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site ©
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site

3
nights
Chillicothe

Chillicothe ©
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 a stroll through 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 °F, while at night they dip to °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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamilton, Walt Disney Hometown Museum, Squirrel Cage Jail
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney Hometown Museum ©
Walt Disney Hometown Museum
Squirrel Cage Jail ©
Squirrel Cage Jail
Grand River Historical Society Museum ©
Grand River Historical Society Museum