31 days in Missouri Itinerary

31 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip planner
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Kansas City
— 5 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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Hannibal
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 5 nights
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Cuba
— 4 nights
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Eminence
— 3 nights
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Branson
— 5 nights
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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 Kansas City's surroundings by going to Weston (Pirtle Winery, Holladay Distillery, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, examine the collection at Arabia Steamboat Museum, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Kansas City trip planner.

Saint Louis to Kansas City is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Columbia.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Columbia — 4 nights

Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Missouri State Capitol (in Jefferson City), Camdenton (Bridal Cave & Ha Ha Tonka State Park) and Katy Trail State Park (in Boonville). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, don't miss a visit to Columbia Art League, browse the exhibits of America's National Churchill Museum, and get a taste of life in the country at Warm Springs Ranch.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Columbia visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Columbia takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in August, Columbia is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hannibal.
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Hannibal — 4 nights

Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Get out of town with these interesting Hannibal side-trips: Mark Twain State Park (in Florida) and Battle of Athens State Historic Site (in Revere). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mt Olivet Cemetery And Memorial Park, appreciate the history behind Tom Sawyer' Statue, and contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hannibal online route planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Hannibal in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 5 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.
Saint Louis is known for sightseeing, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Gateway Arch, experience rural life at Grant’s Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hannibal to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cuba.
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Cuba — 4 nights

Cuba is a city in Crawford County, Missouri, United States. Go for a jaunt from Cuba to Sullivan to see Fisher Cave about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Onondaga Cave, don't miss a visit to Fanning 66 Outpost, take in the natural beauty of Maramec Spring Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Onondaga Cave State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cuba trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Cuba takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Eminence.
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Eminence — 3 nights

Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eminence: Arcadia Valley (in Arcadia), Johnson's Shut-ins State Park (in Middle Brook) and Big Spring (in Van Buren). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Elephant Rocks State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eminence trip website.

Drive from Cuba to Eminence in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Branson.
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Branson — 5 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Change things up with a short trip to Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park in Springfield (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Silver Dollar City, awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson, get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Branson trip maker.

Traveling by car from Eminence to Branson takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to 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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