33 days in Missouri Itinerary

33 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri attractions planner

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Kansas City
— 5 nights
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Columbia
— 5 nights
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Camdenton
— 4 nights
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Branson
— 6 nights
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Eminence
— 3 nights
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Arcadia
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 6 nights
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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.
Family-friendly places like National WWI Museum and Memorial and Arabia Steamboat Museum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs) and Blue Spring (in Ellington). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, ponder the design of J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, wander the streets of Country Club Plaza, and let the kids burn off some steam at Loose Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kansas City planner.

Indianapolis to Kansas City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Kansas City is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Columbia

— 5 nights
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Bring the kids along to Runge Conservation Nature Center and Colonel Alvin R Lubker Memorial Safety and Education Center. Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Boonville (Katy Trail State Park & Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail), The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton) and Zipline (in New Florence). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of life in the country at Warm Springs Ranch, admire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, stroll around Lions-Stephens Park, and make a trip to Columbia Art League.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Columbia online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Columbia in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Camdenton.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Camdenton

— 4 nights
Camdenton is a city in Camden County, Missouri, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stark Caverns and Warsaw Riverfront & Trails. Explore Camdenton's surroundings by going to Lake of the Ozarks State Park (in Kaiser), Jacob's Cave (in Versailles) and Bennett Spring State Park (in Lebanon). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Head underground at Bridal Cave, and tee off at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Camdenton trip planner.

Getting from Columbia to Camdenton by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Camdenton sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Camdenton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

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.
Kids will enjoy Silver Dollar City and Arcade City. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Fantastic Caverns (in Springfield) and Smallin Civil War Cave (in Ozark). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take an in-depth tour of Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Branson trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Camdenton to Branson takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Eminence

— 3 nights
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Kids will enjoy Ozark National Scenic Riverway and Big Spring. Change things up with a short trip to Greer Spring in Alton (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Rocky Falls Shut-in.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Eminence trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Branson to Eminence takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Eminence are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arcadia.

Things to do in Eminence

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arcadia

— 3 nights
Arcadia is a city in Iron County, Missouri, United States. Bring the kids along to Elephant Rocks State Park and Onondaga Cave State Park. Step out of Arcadia to go to Leasburg and see Onondaga Cave, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Arcadia Valley, immerse yourself in nature at Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, and stroll through Silver Mines Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arcadia day trip site.

You can drive from Eminence to Arcadia in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Arcadia are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Arcadia

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to The Gateway Arch and Missouri Botanical Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Castlewood State Park (in Ballwin) and Al Foster Memorial Trail (in Wildwood). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, examine the collection at City Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis itinerary maker.

You can drive from Arcadia to Saint Louis in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

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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.