22 days in Missouri Itinerary

22 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri visit planner

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Kansas City
— 5 nights
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Cape Girardeau
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 3 nights
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Branson
— 7 nights
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Kansas City

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Arabia Steamboat Museum and The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and Pirtle Winery. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Harry S Truman National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip itinerary app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kansas City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Kansas City reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Saint Louis Art Museum and The National Museum of Transportation. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Charles Historic District and Old Courthouse. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, see the interesting displays at National Blues Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, and steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Girardeau

— 2 nights
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Marquand Historic Park and then stroll the grounds of Mound City National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Crisp Museum, admire the majestic nature at Giant City State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Owl Creek Vineyard.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Girardeau online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Cape Girardeau takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Girardeau can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Springfield

— 3 nights
Get some cultural insight at Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Lew's Ozarks Fishing Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Fantastic Caverns. Change things up with a short trip to Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon (about 1 hour away).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Springfield road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Girardeau to Springfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. June in Springfield sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Branson

— 7 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.
Appreciate the collections at Veterans Memorial Museum and Eureka Springs Historical Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and National Tiger Sanctuary. Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Eureka Springs (Eureka Springs Historical Downtown & St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave, wander the streets of Historic Downtown Branson, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Branson holiday builder.

Drive from Springfield to Branson in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Branson, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
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.