31 days in Missouri Itinerary

31 days in Missouri Itinerary

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31 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  3​h
1
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermann
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Columbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Osage Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Branson
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Kansas City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Saint Joseph
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Hannibal
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Columbus

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grant's Farm and Saint Louis Art Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Six Flags St Louis in Eureka (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip builder website .

Columbus to Saint Louis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Saint Louis. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Columbus in July: highs in Saint Louis hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hermann.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Six Flags St Louis, St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum

2
nights
Hermann

Hermann ©
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): do a tasting at Adam Puchta Winery, then do a tasting at Martin Brothers Winery, and then Head underground at Meramec Caverns. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Hermannhof Vineyards, steep yourself in history at Deutschheim State Historic Site, sample the fine beverages at Wood Hat Spirits Distillery, then do a tasting at Stone Hill Winery, and finally look for gifts at Sugar Momma's.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hermann trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Hermann takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Hermann

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Meramec Caverns, Wood Hat Spirits Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery
Meramec Caverns ©
Meramec Caverns
Adam Puchta Winery ©
Adam Puchta Winery

4
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Missouri State Penitentiary and Warm Springs Ranch. Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Katy Bridge (in Boonville), The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton) and Jefferson City (Missouri State Capitol, Governor's Mansion, & more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, look for gifts at Bluestem Missouri Crafts, do a tasting at Les Bourgeois Winery and Tasting Room, and make a trip to PS Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Columbia trip builder site .

You can drive from Hermann to Columbia in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jefferson City, Boonville, Les Bourgeois Vineyards A-Frame, The National Churchill Museum
Highlights from your plan
The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum
Warm Springs Ranch ©
Warm Springs Ranch
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary

3
nights
Osage Beach

Osage Beach ©
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Bridal Cave. Take a break from Osage Beach with a short trip to Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC, tour the water at your own pace with WFO Watercraft Inc, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Osage Beach online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Columbia to Osage Beach in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Osage Beach are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Camdenton, Bennett Spring State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Distillery and Brewery ©
Ozark Distillery and Brewery
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Bridal Cave ©
Bridal Cave

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Zipline. Change things up with a short trip to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe (about 36 minutes away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Sun) at Silver Dollar City. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Dancing Water Fountain, admire all the interesting features of The Track Family Fun Parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Branson's Promised Land Zoo, and stop by Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Branson trip website .

You can drive from Osage Beach to Branson in 2.5 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 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Zipline

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arabia Steamboat Museum and Kansas City Zoo. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, find something for the whole family at Worlds Of Fun Oceans of Fun, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Kansas City sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cinder Block Brewery, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum

4
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Patee House Museum and Missouri Theatre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Joseph: Mozingo Lake Recreational Park (in Maryville), Weston (Holladay Distillery & The Farmers House Market) and Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (in Mound City). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pony Express Museum, explore and take pictures at Shatto Dairy, admire the landmark architecture of Conception Abbey, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Museum Hill Historic District.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph day trip planner .

You can drive from Kansas City to Saint Joseph in an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint Joseph when traveling from Kansas City in August, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hannibal.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Weston, Mozingo Lake Recreational Park, Conception Abbey, Shatto Dairy, Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum

3
nights
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Tom Sawyer' Statue. Step out of Hannibal with an excursion to Wakonda State Park in La Grange--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion, see the interesting displays at Big River Train Town, and do a tasting at Cave Hollow West Winery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hannibal tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Hannibal in 3 hours. In August in Hannibal, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hannibal

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Wakonda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wakonda State Park ©
Wakonda State Park
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home

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