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
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Caledonia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eminence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Camdenton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Columbia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kansas City
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Branson
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Columbus

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: Six Flags St Louis (in Eureka), Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven) and St. Louis County Faust Park (in Chesterfield). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, stroll through Forest Park, don't miss a visit to Citygarden, and see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip itinerary planner.

Columbus to Saint Louis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Columbus in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Caledonia.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chesterfield, Six Flags St Louis, Pinckney Bend Distillery
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

1
night
Caledonia

Caledonia ©
Caledonia is a village in Washington County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): browse for treasures at Old Village Mercantile, immerse yourself in nature at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Elephant Rocks State Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Caledonia road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Caledonia takes 2 hours. In July in Caledonia, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Caledonia

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Elephant Rocks State Park, Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park
Old Village Mercantile ©
Old Village Mercantile
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park ©
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park

3
nights
Eminence

Eminence ©
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eminence: Current River (in Van Buren) and Montauk State Park (in Salem). Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Current River State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Eminence online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Caledonia to Eminence takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Eminence can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Camdenton.

Things to do in Eminence

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Salem, Current River
Highlights from your plan
Current River ©
Current River
Montauk State Park ©
Montauk State Park
Current River State Park ©
Current River State Park

2
nights
Camdenton

Camdenton ©
Camdenton is a city in Camden County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery, and then choose your vessel at WFO Watercraft Inc. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Shepherd Hills Factory Outlet and then admire the majestic nature at Bennett Spring State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Camdenton trip planner .

You can drive from Eminence to Camdenton in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Camdenton are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Camdenton

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lebanon, Osage Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Distillery and Brewery ©
Ozark Distillery and Brewery
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Bennett Spring State Park ©
Bennett Spring State Park

5
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: Katy Bridge (in Boonville), Governor's Mansion (in Jefferson City) and Hannibal (Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, Mark Twain Boyhood Home, & more). The adventure continues: get lost in a book at The National Churchill Museum, catch a live event at Faurot Field, contemplate the long history of Francis Quadrangle, and stop by Bluestem Missouri Crafts.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Columbia journey tool .

Traveling by car from Camdenton to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. In August in Columbia, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hannibal, Hermann, Katy Bridge, Les Bourgeois Vineyards A-Frame, Vintage Hill Farm
Highlights from your plan
The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park ©
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kansas City: Weston (Holladay Distillery, Pirtle Winery, & more), Smithville Lake (in Smithville) and Powell Gardens (in Kingsville). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, meet the residents at Kansas City Zoo, and admire all the interesting features of Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City journey planner .

Traveling by car from Columbia to Kansas City takes 2 hours. August in Kansas City sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Weston, Independence, Cinder Block Brewery, Jesse James Bank Museum, Smithville Lake
Highlights from your plan
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
Room Escape Games

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Springfield (Fantastic Caverns & Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World), Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe) and Heather Hill Farms (in Ozark). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Mon) at Silver Dollar City. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, admire all the interesting features of The Track Family Fun Parks, and take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Branson trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Springfield, Heather Hill Farms, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Table Rock Lake, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

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