30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Saint Joseph
— 3 nights
2
Kansas City
— 5 nights
3
Columbia
— 4 nights
4
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
5
Cape Girardeau
— 3 nights
6
Springfield
— 4 nights
7
Branson
— 6 nights

3
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Museum Hill Historic District and Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Patee House Museum and Pony Express Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Joseph: Pirtle Winery (in Weston) and Missouri Star Quilt Company (in Hamilton). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Glore Psychiatric Museum and explore the world behind art at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph visit planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Saint Joseph is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Saint Joseph is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in Saint Joseph: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pirtle Winery, Missouri Star Quilt Company, Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum
Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Glore Psychiatric Museum ©
Glore Psychiatric Museum

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Country Club Plaza and Mass Street Soda. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Harry S Truman National Historic Site and Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate. Take a break from Kansas City with a short trip to Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and get curious at Science City.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Kansas City takes an hour. In June in Kansas City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Independence, Mass Street Soda, Evel Knievel 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
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum

4
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Mark Twain Boyhood Home and The National Churchill Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Missouri State Penitentiary and Stone Hill Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Jefferson City (Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza & Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.), Adam Puchta Winery (in Hermann) and Rockcliffe Mansion (in Hannibal). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and sample the fine beverages at Wood Hat Spirits Distillery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Columbia itinerary maker.

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

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Jefferson City, Hermann, New Florence, Hannibal, The National Churchill Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Charles Historic District and Dana-Thomas House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Louis Art Museum and National Blues Museum. Step out of Saint Louis with an excursion to Illinois State Museum in Springfield--about 2h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Transportation, look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Saint Louis in 2 hours. In June in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can 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. The National Quilt Museum and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Giant City State Park and Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Girardeau: Paducah (Paducah Riverwalk, Paducah Distilled Spirits, &more). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Rhodes World's Largest Cup.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape Girardeau travel planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Cape Girardeau takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time 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 ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Mansfield Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Fantastic Caverns. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Springfield: Precious Moments Park (in Carthage) and Bennett Spring State Park (in Lebanon).

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Springfield attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Cape Girardeau to Springfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mansfield, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Precious Moments Park, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, 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

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Stone Hill Winery. When in Branson, make a side trip to see Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs, approximately Eureka Springs away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Historic Downtown Branson, cast your line with a fishing tour, take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook, and look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson trip itinerary app.

Getting from Springfield to Branson by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Branson are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ridgedale, Eureka Springs, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

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