30 days in Missouri Itinerary

30 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri route maker

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Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Saint Joseph
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Saint Joseph
— 3 nights
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Kansas City
— 5 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Cape Girardeau
— 3 nights
Drive
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Springfield
— 4 nights
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Branson
— 6 nights
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Saint Joseph

— 3 nights
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 35°C and lows about 21°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 · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
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 5 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, and get curious at Science City.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kansas City trip builder site.

Drive from Saint Joseph to Kansas City in an hour. June in Kansas City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Columbia

— 4 nights
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Missouri State Penitentiary and Stone Hill Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton), Rockcliffe Mansion (in Hannibal) and Jefferson City (Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza & Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, do a tasting at Adam Puchta Winery, 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 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbia

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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.
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 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Missouri Civil War Museum, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, 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 36°C during the day and 22°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 · 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. 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 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Springfield

— 4 nights
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: Bennett Spring State Park (in Lebanon) and Precious Moments Park (in Carthage).

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 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Branson

— 6 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.
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 Historic Downtown Branson. When in Branson, make a side trip to see Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs, approximately Eureka Springs away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Marvel Cave, learn more about the world around you at Branson Dinosaur Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and see the interesting displays at Veterans Memorial Museum.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Branson online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Springfield to Branson by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

4.6
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.