18 days in Missouri Itinerary

18 days in Missouri Itinerary

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18 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Boise
Drive:  21​h
1
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Hannibal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hermann
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Van Buren
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Branson
— 4 nights
Drive:  25​h
End: Boise

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National WWI Museum and Memorial and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pirtle Winery and The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station. Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Holladay Distillery (in Weston) and Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Union Station, explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kansas City Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip planner.

Boise to Kansas City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Kansas City is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kansas City when traveling from Boise in June, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hannibal.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Weston, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area
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National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery

1
night
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Mark Twain Boyhood Home, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hannibal route planner .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Hannibal takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Hannibal are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hermann.

Things to do in Hannibal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse ©
Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse

2
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Hermann

Hermann ©
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. On the 11th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Robller Vineyard, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery, then do a tasting at Stone Hill Winery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, and finally contemplate the long history of Deutschheim State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park and then learn about winemaking at Augusta Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hermann trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hannibal to Hermann takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hermann

Wineries Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

New Haven, Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, The Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park, Augusta Winery
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Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery
Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows ©
Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows
Robller Vineyard ©
Robller Vineyard

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nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Get outdoors at Sachs Butterfly House and World Bird Sanctuary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Missouri Botanical Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Louis: Sainte Genevieve (Watertower Winery & Pickle Springs Natural Area). There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo and examine the collection at City Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saint Louis tour app .

Traveling by car from Hermann to Saint Louis takes 1.5 hours. In June in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Van Buren.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sainte Genevieve, World Bird Sanctuary, Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House

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nights
Van Buren

Van Buren ©
Van Buren is a city that is the county seat of Carter County, Missouri, in the United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Current River.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Van Buren trip planning site .

Getting from Saint Louis to Van Buren by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Van Buren, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Van Buren

Beaches Nature Outdoors
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Current River ©
Current River

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Titanic Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Eureka Springs (Thorncrown Chapel & Eureka Springs Historical Downtown). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Fri) at Silver Dollar City. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Table Rock Lake and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Branson road trip planner.

Drive from Van Buren to Branson in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ©
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum