34 days in Missouri Itinerary

34 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Kansas City
— 5 nights
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Columbia
— 6 nights
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Branson
— 7 nights
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Eminence
— 4 nights
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Cape Girardeau
— 5 nights
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Saint Louis
— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kansas City: Weston (Pirtle Winery, The National Silk Art Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, relax and rejuvenate at Serenity on the Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

Plan trip to Kansas City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. In April in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia.
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Columbia — 6 nights

Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbia: Ha Ha Tonka State Park (in Camdenton), Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours) (in Hannibal) and Ozark Distillery and Brewery (in Osage Beach). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary, stop by Craft Beer Cellar, walk around Pinnacles Youth Park, and see the interesting displays at Colonel Alvin R Lubker Memorial Safety and Education Center.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Columbia online journey maker.

Getting from Kansas City to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. April in Columbia sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Branson.
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Branson — 7 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park (in Springfield) and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe). There's much more to do: make a splash at Silver Dollar City, stroll through National Tiger Sanctuary, make a trip to Dancing Water Fountain, and explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Branson online tour planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Branson in 3.5 hours. April in Branson sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Eminence.
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Eminence — 4 nights

Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Eminence: Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview), Arcadia Valley (in Arcadia) and Greer Spring (in Alton). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Spring and take in the dramatic scenery at Rocky Falls Shut-in.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Eminence route maker site.

Getting from Branson to Eminence by car takes about 3 hours. April in Eminence sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Girardeau.
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Cape Girardeau — 5 nights

Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Girardeau: Silver Mines Recreation Area (in Fredericktown), Perryville (Perryville Pumpkin Farm & Perry County Veterans Wall Of Honor) and Marquand Historic Park (in Marquand). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pickle Springs Natural Area, hike along Trail of Tears, make a trip to Bollinger County Veterans Memorial Wall, and stroll around Riverfront Bridge Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Girardeau trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Eminence to Cape Girardeau in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven), Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving (in Bonne Terre) and Shaw Nature Reserve (in Gray Summit). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Girardeau to Saint Louis takes 2 hours. May in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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