30 days in Missouri Itinerary

30 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Branson
— 8 nights
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Osage Beach
— 2 nights
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Columbia
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 5 nights
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Hannibal
— 3 nights
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Hermann
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 6 nights
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Branson — 8 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Wild Animal Safari (in Strafford), Springfield (Fantastic Caverns, Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, &more) and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield (in Republic). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, find something for the whole family at The Branson Coaster, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Branson trip planner.

Orlando to Branson is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in June: high temperatures in Branson hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then immerse yourself in nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, then Head underground at Bridal Cave, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ozark Distillery and Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at M-60 Tank, stop by Uranus Fudge Factory, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bennett Spring State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Osage Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Branson to Osage Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Osage Beach are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Columbia.
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Columbia — 2 nights

Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. On the 12th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then wander the wide-open spaces of Warm Springs Ranch, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shelter Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of America's National Churchill Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Missouri State Capitol, and then admire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Columbia day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Osage Beach to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden and Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kansas City side-trips: Saint Joseph (Patee House Museum, Pony Express Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Arabia Steamboat Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Boulevard Brewing Company, get a taste of the local shopping with Country Club Plaza, and have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Columbia to Kansas City in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Hannibal.
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Hannibal — 3 nights

Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours), appreciate the history behind Tom Sawyer' Statue, examine the collection at Molly Brown Museum and Home, and stroll around Glascock's Landing.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hannibal day trip app.

You can fly from Kansas City to Hannibal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Hannibal, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hermann.
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Hermann — 3 nights

Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Meramec Caverns. Venture out of the city with trips to Shady Beach (in Saint Clair), Riverside Wildlife Center (in Stanton) and Fisher Cave (in Sullivan). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery and browse for treasures at Hermann's Attic Antique Mall.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermann online tour planner.

You can drive from Hannibal to Hermann in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Hermann sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grant’s Farm and Citygarden. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview), Johnson's Shut-ins State Park (in Middle Brook) and Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving (in Bonne Terre). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Gateway Arch National Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Forest Park, get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, make a trip to Old Courthouse, and steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis trip planner.

You can drive from Hermann to Saint Louis in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can 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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