20 days in Missouri Itinerary

20 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri route maker
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Fly
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Branson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eminence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hannibal
— 1 night
Drive
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Columbia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Branson — 3 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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Tue) at Silver Dollar City. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, identify plant and animal life at The Butterfly Palace, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Branson trip maker app.

Los Angeles to Branson is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Branson. August in Branson sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Eminence.
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Eminence — 3 nights

Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eminence: Johnson's Shut-ins State Park (in Middle Brook), Arcadia Valley (in Arcadia) and Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Big Spring and contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Spring.

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You can drive from Branson to Eminence in 3 hours. August in Eminence sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cuba.
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Cuba — 2 nights

Cuba is a city in Crawford County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Onondaga Cave State Park, Head underground at Onondaga Cave, and then Head underground at Fisher Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Factory Outlet, witness a stunning natural landmark at Maramec Spring Park, and then don't miss a visit to Fanning 66 Outpost.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cuba trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Eminence to Cuba in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cuba can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Louis: Quail Ridge Park (in Wentzville) and New Haven (John Colter Memorial & Pinckney Bend Distillery). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch, get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Cuba to Saint Louis takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hannibal.
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Hannibal — 1 night

Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Haunted House on Hill Street Wax Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours), then contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, and finally get great views at Lovers Leap.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hannibal holiday planning site.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Hannibal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. August in Hannibal sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Columbia.
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Columbia — 3 nights

Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Missouri State Capitol (in Jefferson City), America's National Churchill Museum (in Fulton) and Stark Caverns (in Eldon). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, don't miss a visit to Columbia Art League, get a taste of life in the country at Warm Springs Ranch, and admire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia trip tool.

Drive from Hannibal to Columbia in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Kansas City to go to Weston and see Holladay Distillery, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, stop by DelBrenna Jewelry In KC, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City trip planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Kansas City in 2 hours. In August in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Missouri travel guide

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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.
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