26 days in Missouri Itinerary

26 days in Missouri Itinerary

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26 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Drive:  1​h
1
Branson
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Eminence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Farmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Columbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kansas City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Osage Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Springfield

4
nights
Branson

Branson ©
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 7th (Tue) at Silver Dollar City. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the natural beauty at College of the Ozarks, and get in on the family fun at Bigfoot Fun Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Branson day trip planning website .

Springfield to Branson is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, National Tiger Sanctuary, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

3
nights
Eminence

Eminence ©
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Eminence side-trips: Greer Spring (in Alton) and Big Spring Historic District (in Van Buren). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Echo Bluff State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Falls Shut-in, walk around Echo Bluff State Park, Missouri, and explore the activities along Eleven Point River.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Eminence trip planner .

Getting from Branson to Eminence by car takes about 3 hours. May in Eminence sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Farmington.

Things to do in Eminence

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Big Spring Historic District, Eleven Point River, Greer Spring
Highlights from your plan
Echo Bluff State Park ©
Echo Bluff State Park
Greer Spring ©
Greer Spring
Echo Bluff State Park, Missouri ©
Echo Bluff State Park, Missouri

3
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a city in St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Farmington: Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville), Silver Mines Recreation Area (in Fredericktown) and Cape Girardeau (Trail of Tears & Rhodes World's Largest Cup). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Elephant Rocks State Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sainte Genevieve Catholic Parish, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Old Village Mercantile, and appreciate the views at Arcadia Valley.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Farmington route builder website .

You can drive from Eminence to Farmington in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Farmington are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Cape Girardeau, Sainte Genevieve, Old Village Mercantile, Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Elephant Rocks State Park
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park
Arcadia Valley ©
Arcadia Valley
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site ©

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Change things up with a short trip to Pinckney Bend Distillery in New Haven (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch, see the interesting displays at City Museum, get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Farmington to Saint Louis in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Charles Historic District, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

4
nights
Columbia

Columbia
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton), Boonville (Katy Trail State Park & Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail) and Hannibal (Rockcliffe Mansion & Lovers Leap). There's lots more to do: stroll around Cosmo Park, do a tasting at Les Bourgeois Winery and Tasting Room, contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary, and look for all kinds of wild species at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Columbia vacation maker tool .

Drive from Saint Louis to Columbia in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jefferson City, Hannibal, Boonville, Les Bourgeois Vineyards A-Frame, Pinnacles Youth Park
Highlights from your plan
The National Churchill Museum
The National Churchill Museum
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area ©
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

4
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.
Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Weston (Pirtle Winery & Holladay Distillery). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Kauffman Stadium, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and examine the collection at Bingham Waggoner Estate.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City vacation maker .

You can drive from Columbia to Kansas City in 2 hours. In May in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Independence, Weston
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Osage Beach

Osage Beach ©
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, then tee off at Old Kinderhook Golf Course, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery and Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Warsaw Riverfront & Trails.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Osage Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Osage Beach takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Osage Beach are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Camdenton, Warsaw Riverfront & Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Distillery and Brewery ©
Ozark Distillery and Brewery
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Golf at Old Kinderhook ©
Golf at Old Kinderhook

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