26 days in Missouri Itinerary

26 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri attractions planner

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Kansas City
— 5 nights
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Columbia
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Cape Girardeau
— 3 nights
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Springfield
— 4 nights
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Branson
— 5 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.
Let the collections at Arabia Steamboat Museum and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Take a break from Kansas City with a short trip to Pirtle Winery in Weston, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, grab your bike and head to Little Blue Trace Trail, take an in-depth tour of Jesse James Bank Museum, and contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Kansas City is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Kansas City. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Kansas City reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Columbia

— 3 nights
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. You'll explore and learn at The National Churchill Museum and Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.. Venture out of the city with trips to Hermann (Tin Mill Brewing Company, Stone Hill Winery, &more) and Missouri State Penitentiary (in Jefferson City). There's more to do: stop by Bluestem Missouri Crafts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Columbia online tour planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Columbia in 2 hours. June in Columbia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbia

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Museums

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.
St. Charles Historic District and Campbell House Museum will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Louis Art Museum and The National Museum of Transportation. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: Springfield (Illinois State Museum & Dana-Thomas House). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Saint Louis takes 2 hours. In June in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Girardeau

— 3 nights
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Riverwalk. Get in touch with nature at Giant City State Park and Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Girardeau: Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville) and Purple Toad Winery (in Paducah). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rhodes World's Largest Cup.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Girardeau online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Cape Girardeau in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Springfield

— 4 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. Take a break from the city and head to Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Bennett Spring State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Springfield sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cape Girardeau to Springfield in 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 up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Branson

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and National Tiger Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Marvel Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Eureka Springs (St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, &more). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum, play a few rounds at Top of the Rock Golf Course, and visit Historic Downtown Branson.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Branson trip tool.

You can 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 your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

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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.