16 days in Northwest Missouri Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Missouri Itinerary

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16 days in Northwest Missouri Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Saint Joseph
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Independence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marshall
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Chillicothe
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: New York City

5
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Patee House Museum and Remington Nature Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Museum Hill Historic District and Missouri Theatre. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (in Fort Leavenworth) and Weston (The Farmers House Market, Pirtle Winery, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pony Express Museum, get engrossed in the history at Walter Cronkite Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, and stroll the grounds of Mount Mora Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Joseph attractions planning website .

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

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Independence

Independence ©
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Appreciate the collections at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and Jesse James Birthplace Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Harry S Truman National Historic Site and Bingham Waggoner Estate. Explore Independence's surroundings by going to Four Horses and a Dog Vineyard & Winery (in Excelsior Springs) and Lexington (Court House & Battle of Lexington State Historic Site). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Frontier Trails Museum, grab your bike and head to Little Blue Trace Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Vaile Mansion, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Christ - Temple Lot.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Independence trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Saint Joseph to Independence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Joseph in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°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, Jesse James Birthplace Museum, Lee's Summit History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate

2
nights
Marshall

Marshall ©
Marshall is a city in Saline County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Boone's Lick State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Arrow Rock State Historic Site, then examine the collection at Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum, and finally make a trip to Wonder Dog Memorial Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maclay Home, steep yourself in history at Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marshall online day trip planner .

You can drive from Independence to Marshall in 1.5 hours. September in Marshall sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Chillicothe.

Things to do in Marshall

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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): look for gifts at Missouri Star Quilt Company and then examine the collection at J. C. Penney Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Squirrel Cage Jail, examine the collection at Walt Disney Hometown Museum, and then take a stroll through Chillicothe Main Street.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Chillicothe day trip planning site .

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. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chillicothe

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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