34 days in Missouri Itinerary

34 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri travel planner

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Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Saint Joseph
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Saint Joseph
— 4 nights
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Kansas City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jefferson City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Girardeau
— 4 nights
Drive
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Springfield
— 4 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 6 nights
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Saint Joseph

— 4 nights
St. Patee House Museum and Glore Psychiatric Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pony Express Museum and Museum Hill Historic District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Joseph: Missouri Star Quilt Company (in Hamilton), Pirtle Winery (in Weston) and Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum (in Atchison). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Walter Cronkite Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Remington Nature Center, examine the collection at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Museum, and explore the world behind art at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Saint Joseph is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Saint Joseph is minus 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Saint Joseph reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arabia Steamboat Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Visit Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and The Stone Church for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and examine the collection at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Kansas City takes an hour. June in Kansas City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Columbia

— 5 nights
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Visiting Zipline and The Fugitive Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Rocheport for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Hannibal (Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse & Rockcliffe Mansion) and Hermann (Stone Hill Winery, Tin Mill Brewing Company, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, identify plant and animal life at Grindstone Nature Area, grab your bike and head to Garth Nature Area, and stroll around Lions-Stephens Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Columbia trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kansas City to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Jefferson City

— 2 nights
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza, admire the landmark architecture of Missouri State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Missouri State Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The National Churchill Museum, steep yourself in history at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, and then examine the collection at Colonel Alvin R Lubker Memorial Safety and Education Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jefferson City travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Jefferson City takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Jefferson City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Louis Art Museum and Missouri Civil War Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Charles Historic District and The National Museum of Transportation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Springfield (Illinois State Museum & Dana-Thomas House). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, and take an in-depth tour of Missouri History Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis vacation builder.

You can drive from Jefferson City to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Cape Girardeau

— 4 nights
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Step out of the city life by going to Garden of the Gods and Giant City State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Girardeau: Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center (in Cypress), Discovery Park of America (in Union City) and Purple Toad Winery (in Paducah). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Girardeau trip tool.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Cape Girardeau in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cape Girardeau are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Springfield

— 4 nights
Popular historic sites such as Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Precious Moments Park are in your itinerary. Visiting Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Fantastic Caverns will get you outdoors. Explore Springfield's surroundings by going to Creator Delights (in Bolivar), Bennett Spring State Park (in Lebanon) and Grand Falls (in Joplin).

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Springfield day trip planning site.

Getting from Cape Girardeau to Springfield by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. June in Springfield sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting National Tiger Sanctuary and Marvel Cave will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Historic Downtown Branson, and learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum.

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Traveling by car from Springfield to Branson takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Branson are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

4.6
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.