22 days in Missouri Itinerary

22 days in Missouri Itinerary

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22 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Train:  30 min
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Independence
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Sedalia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Osage Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Fulton
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
6
Hannibal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Sainte Genevieve
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
10
Cape Girardeau
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Farmington
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Sullivan
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
13
Leasburg
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
14
Eminence
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
15
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
16
Mansfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
17
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
18
Diamond
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Kansas City

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Independence

Independence ©
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Harry S Truman National Historic Site and then take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Independence day trip tool.

Kansas City to Independence is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. April in Independence sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedalia.

Things to do in Independence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harry S Truman National Historic Site ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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Sedalia

Sedalia ©
Sedalia, Missouri is a city located about 30mi south of the Missouri River in Pettis County. For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sedalia online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Independence to Sedalia in 1.5 hours. In April in Sedalia, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Sedalia

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site ©
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
Katy Depot ©
Katy Depot

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Osage Beach

Osage Beach ©
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Osage Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedalia to Osage Beach takes 1.5 hours. April in Osage Beach sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park

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Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. You've now added Rock Bridge Memorial State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Arrow Rock State Historic Site.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Columbia road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Osage Beach to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. April in Columbia sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Fulton.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park ©
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Arrow Rock State Historic Site ©
Arrow Rock State Historic Site

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Fulton

Fulton
Fulton is a city in, and the county seat of, Callaway County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get lost in a book at The National Churchill Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Fulton trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Fulton takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You'll set off for Hannibal on the 30th (Thu).
Highlights from your plan
The National Churchill Museum
The National Churchill Museum

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Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, then visit a coastal fixture at Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, then appreciate the history behind Tom Sawyer' Statue, and finally Head underground at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hannibal trip planner.

You can drive from Fulton to Hannibal in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hannibal

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Tom Sawyer' Statue ©
Tom Sawyer' Statue
Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse ©
Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site as well as The National Museum of Transportation. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, walk around Forest Park, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hannibal to Saint Louis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Sainte Genevieve.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
City Museum ©
City Museum
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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Sainte Genevieve

Sainte Genevieve ©
Ste. Hickory Canyons has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sun), take in the views from Little Mary's River Covered Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Hickory Canyons and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pickle Springs Natural Area.

Plan a Sainte Genevieve trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Saint Louis to Sainte Genevieve in 1.5 hours. In May in Sainte Genevieve, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Jackson.

Things to do in Sainte Genevieve

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Little Mary's River Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Pickle Springs Natural Area ©
Pickle Springs Natural Area
Little Mary's River Covered Bridge ©

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. You've now added Trail of Tears State Park to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Marquand Historic Park (in Marquand), Bollinger County Veterans Memorial Wall (in Marble Hill) and Pomona Natural Bridge (in Pomona). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, head off the coast to Tower Rock, and contemplate the long history of McKendree Chapel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jackson tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Sainte Genevieve to Jackson takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Jackson are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will leave for Cape Girardeau on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Jackson

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bollinger County Veterans Memorial Wall, Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Pomona Natural Bridge, Marquand Historic Park, Tower Rock
Highlights from your plan
Trail of Tears State Park ©
Trail of Tears State Park
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site ©
Pomona Natural Bridge ©
Pomona Natural Bridge

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Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau ©
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trail of Tears as well as Riverfront Bridge Park. On the 6th (Wed), walk around Riverfront Bridge Park. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross, then trek along Trail of Tears, then don't miss a visit to Missouri Wall of Fame, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape Girardeau day trip app.

Cape Girardeau is just a short distance from Jackson. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Girardeau can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You'll set off for Farmington on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross
Highlights from your plan
Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross ©
Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross

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Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a city in St. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Elephant Rocks State Park and then take in the history at Fort Davidson State Historic Site.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Farmington trip planner.

Getting from Cape Girardeau to Farmington by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Farmington sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Sullivan.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Elephant Rocks State Park, Fort Davidson State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park

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Sullivan

Sullivan
Sullivan is a city that straddles the border of Franklin County and Crawford County in the U.S. On the 8th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fort Charrette Historic Village.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sullivan route planner.

Traveling by car from Farmington to Sullivan takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sullivan can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll set off for Leasburg on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Sullivan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Charrette Historic Village

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Leasburg

Leasburg ©
Leasburg is a village in Crawford County, Missouri, United States. You've now added Onondaga Cave State Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Onondaga Cave State Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rocky Falls Shut-in.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Leasburg trip itinerary app.

Leasburg is just a stone's throw from Sullivan. In May in Leasburg, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Eminence.

Things to do in Leasburg

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Falls Shut-in
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Falls Shut-in ©
Rocky Falls Shut-in
Onondaga Cave State Park ©
Onondaga Cave State Park

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Eminence

Eminence
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Eminence trip planner.

Drive from Leasburg to Eminence in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Eminence are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Branson.

Things to do in Eminence

Parks Nature

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Butterfly Palace. Take a break from Branson with a short trip to Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Silver Dollar City, have some family-friendly fun at TNT Old Time Photo, take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook, and explore the galleries of Titanic Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Branson online journey planner.

You can drive from Eminence to Branson in 3 hours. In May in Branson, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. You'll set off for Mansfield on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thorncrown Chapel, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

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Mansfield

Mansfield ©
Mansfield is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and then don't miss a visit to Rockbridge Mill.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mansfield route site.

Traveling by car from Branson to Mansfield takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Mansfield

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rockbridge Mill
Highlights from your plan

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fantastic Caverns, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia, then take in the history at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, and then Head underground at Fantastic Caverns.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mansfield to Springfield takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 16th (Sat), you're off to Diamond.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns

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Diamond

Diamond ©
Diamond is a city in Newton County, Missouri, United States near Joplin, Missouri. George Washington Carver National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Giant hands on prayer, take in the history at Newtonia Battlefield, and then get engrossed in the history at George Washington Carver National Monument.

For reviews and tourist information, read Diamond trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Diamond takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Diamond are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You will leave for Mansfield on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Diamond

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Giant hands on prayer, Newtonia Battlefield
Highlights from your plan

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