26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kansas City
— 5 nights
2
Columbia
— 3 nights
3
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
4
Cape Girardeau
— 3 nights
5
Springfield
— 4 nights
6
Branson
— 5 nights

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arabia Steamboat Museum and The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and Pirtle Winery. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, take an in-depth tour of Jesse James Bank Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, and explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Kansas City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Kansas City at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Independence, Pirtle Winery, Jesse James Bank Museum
Highlights from your plan
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum

3
nights
Columbia

Columbia is a city in the U.S. 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 °C and lows of °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 Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hermann, Jefferson City, Zipline, The National Churchill Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
St. Charles Historic District and Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Louis Art Museum and Dana-Thomas House. Go for a jaunt from Saint Louis to Springfield to see Illinois State Museum about 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Saint Louis takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Springfield, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, St. Charles Historic District, The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

3
nights
Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau ©
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Riverwalk. Get in touch with nature at Giant City State Park and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Girardeau: Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center (in Cypress) 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Giant City State Park
Highlights from your plan
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery
Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
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 Fantastic Caverns. Step out of Springfield to go to Lebanon and see Bennett Spring State Park, which is approximately 1 hour away.

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 °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, Smallin Civil War Cave, Bennett Spring State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Eureka Springs (St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Historic Downtown Branson, look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Marvel Cave, and play a few rounds at Top of the Rock Golf Course.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Branson travel route planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Branson in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Ridgedale, National Tiger Sanctuary, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Marvel Cave ©
Marvel Cave
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

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