34 days in Northwest Missouri Itinerary

34 days in Northwest Missouri Itinerary

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34 days in Northwest Missouri Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
1
Kansas City
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint Joseph
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Chillicothe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Marshall
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

10
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and KC Fountains. Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Missouri Town 1855 (in Lee's Summit), Fleming Park (in Independence) and Blue Springs (Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area & Lake Remembrance). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Kaleidoscope, take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, take in the history at Loose Park, and steep yourself in history at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kansas City. In December in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence, Blue Springs, Missouri Town 1855
Highlights from your plan
Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope
Food Tours
Loose Park ©
Loose Park

9
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pony Express Museum and Remington Nature Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Mozingo Lake Recreational Park (in Maryville), Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (in Mound City) and Weston (Snow Creek, Holladay Distillery, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Glore Psychiatric Museum, get engrossed in the history at Walter Cronkite Memorial, see a show at Missouri Theatre, and wander the streets of Museum Hill Historic District.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Saint Joseph trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Kansas City to Saint Joseph in an hour. Traveling from Kansas City in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Saint Joseph, with lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chillicothe.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Weston, Mozingo Lake Recreational Park, Wallace State Park, Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Theatre ©
Missouri Theatre
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum
Glore Psychiatric Museum ©
Glore Psychiatric Museum

5
nights
Chillicothe

Chillicothe ©
Chillicothe is a city in and the county seat of Livingston County, Missouri, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walt Disney Hometown Museum and Grand River Historical Society Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Chillicothe Main Street.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chillicothe journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Chillicothe takes 1.5 hours. January in Chillicothe sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 18°F at night. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off toMarshall.

Things to do in Chillicothe

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Walt Disney Hometown Museum
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney Hometown Museum ©
Walt Disney Hometown Museum
Grand River Historical Society Museum ©
Chillicothe Main Street ©
Chillicothe Main Street

9
nights
Marshall

Marshall ©
Marshall is a city in Saline County, Missouri, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Arrow Rock State Historic Site and Battle of Lexington State Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marshall: Court House (in Lexington) and Boone's Lick State Historic Site (in Arrow Rock). The adventure continues: make a trip to Wonder Dog Memorial Garden and see the interesting displays at Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Chillicothe to Marshall takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Marshall can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. On the 31st (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Marshall

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lexington, Arrow Rock
Highlights from your plan
Arrow Rock State Historic Site ©
Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum ©
Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum
Wonder Dog Memorial Garden ©
Wonder Dog Memorial Garden