31 days in Missouri Itinerary

31 days in Missouri Itinerary

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31 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Kansas City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Osage Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Branson
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Eminence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Caledonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Saint Louis
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Columbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Macon
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Weston (The Farmers House Market & Holladay Distillery). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, meet the residents at Kansas City Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary website .

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence, Weston, Cinder Block Brewery, Wines by Jennifer
Highlights from your plan
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

2
nights
Osage Beach

Osage Beach ©
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), play a few rounds at Bear Creek Valley Golf Club, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery, and then admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Bennett Spring State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Pomme de Terre State Park, and then stop by Grandma's Candy Kitchen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Osage Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Kansas City to Osage Beach in 3 hours. In October in Osage Beach, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grandma's Candy Kitchen, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Bennett Spring State Park, Pomme de Terre State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Distillery and Brewery ©
Ozark Distillery and Brewery
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Bear Creek Valley Golf Club ©
Bear Creek Valley Golf Club

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Branson side-trips: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe) and Springfield (The World's Largest Fork, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sat) at Silver Dollar City. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, get your game on at Escape Code, look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary, and browse the different shops at Branson Landing.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Osage Beach to Branson takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Springfield, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, National Tiger Sanctuary, Table Rock Lake, Top of the Rock Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks

2
nights
Eminence

Eminence
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Current River.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Eminence trip planning tool .

Getting from Branson to Eminence by car takes about 3 hours. In November in Eminence, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Caledonia.

Things to do in Eminence

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Current River

2
nights
Caledonia

Caledonia ©
Caledonia is a village in Washington County, Missouri, United States. On the 5th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Sam A Baker State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Elephant Rocks State Park. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Onondaga Cave State Park, then don't miss a visit to Bob's Gasoline Alley, and then contemplate the long history of Dillard Mill State Historic Site.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Caledonia itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Eminence to Caledonia takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Caledonia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sam A Baker State Park, Bob's Gasoline Alley, Elephant Rocks State Park, Dillard Mill State Historic Site, Onondaga Cave State Park
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park
Sam A Baker State Park ©
Sam A Baker State Park
Onondaga Cave State Park ©
Onondaga Cave State Park

6
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Louis: Audubon Center at Riverlands (in West Alton), Rockwoods Reservation (in Wildwood) and St. Louis County Faust Park (in Chesterfield). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, and see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Caledonia to Saint Louis in 2 hours. November in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chesterfield, Audubon Center at Riverlands, Shaw Nature Reserve, Rockwoods Reservation
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

3
nights
Columbia

Columbia
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Jefferson City (Governor's Mansion & Missouri State Capitol), Vintage Hill Farm (in Franklin) and Katy Bridge (in Boonville). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at The National Churchill Museum, do a tasting at Stone Hill Winery, contemplate the long history of Francis Quadrangle, and stop by Bluestem Missouri Crafts.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia day trip site .

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Columbia takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Macon.

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jefferson City, Hermann, The National Churchill Museum, Katy Bridge, Vintage Hill Farm
Highlights from your plan
The National Churchill Museum
The National Churchill Museum
Francis Quadrangle ©
Francis Quadrangle
Missouri State Capitol
Missouri State Capitol

3
nights
Macon

Macon ©
Macon is a city in Macon County, Missouri, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Macon: Hannibal (Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Rockcliffe Mansion), Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site (in Paris) and Thousand Hills State Park (in Kirksville). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Pershing State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Macon journey planner .

Traveling by car from Columbia to Macon takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 31°F. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Macon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hannibal, Thousand Hills State Park, Pershing State Park, Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Pershing State Park ©
Pershing State Park
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home

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