26 days in Missouri Itinerary

26 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Saint Louis
— 5 nights
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Hermann
— 2 nights
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Hannibal
— 2 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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Osage Beach
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 5 nights
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Kansas City
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis — 5 nights

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.
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Campbell House Museum will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Missouri Mines State Historic Site (in Park Hills), Marquand Historic Park (in Marquand) and Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis holiday site.

Helsinki, Finland to Saint Louis is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in June, you will find days in Saint Louis are much warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hermann.
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Hermann — 2 nights

Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then walk around Indian Camp Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Deutschheim State Historic Site, savor the flavors at Hermann Wine Trail, then sample the fine beverages at Pinckney Bend Distillery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of John Colter Memorial, and finally learn about winemaking at Blumenhof Winery.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermann trip planner.

Drive from Saint Louis to Hermann in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hannibal.
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Hannibal — 2 nights

Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours), then visit a coastal fixture at Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mark Twain State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, then stroll around Glascock's Landing, then stroll the grounds of Mt Olivet Cemetery And Memorial Park, and finally get outside with Lovers Leap.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hannibal travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hermann to Hannibal takes 2 hours. In June in Hannibal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Columbia.
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Columbia — 4 nights

Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Visit Missouri State Penitentiary and America's National Churchill Museum for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbia: Arrow Rock State Historic Site (in Arrow Rock) and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (in Boonville). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Francis Quadrangle, make a trip to Columbia Art League, look for gifts at Craft Beer Cellar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindstone Nature Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Columbia online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hannibal to Columbia takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Osage Beach.
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Osage Beach — 2 nights

Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, pause for some serene contemplation at National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, take an in-depth tour of Camden County Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery and Brewery. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Lake of the Ozarks State Park, tee off at Lake Valley Golf Club, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bennett Spring State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osage Beach online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Osage Beach takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Branson.
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Branson — 5 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Thu) at Silver Dollar City. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on nature at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at College of the Ozarks, and see what you can catch with Anglers Advantage.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Branson trip tool.

Drive from Osage Beach to Branson in 2.5 hours. In June in Branson, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 4 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and Squirrel Cage Jail are in your itinerary. Step out of Kansas City to go to Kearney and see Jesse James Birthplace Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, examine the collection at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kansas City travel route builder app.

Getting from Branson to Kansas City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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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