34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Saint Joseph
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Kansas City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Columbia
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Jefferson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Cape Girardeau
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Springfield
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Branson
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Stockholm

4
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
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), Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum (in Atchison) and Pirtle Winery (in Weston). 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

Side Trips

Missouri Star Quilt Company, Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Pirtle Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum
Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Glore Psychiatric Museum ©
Glore Psychiatric Museum

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and The Stone Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arabia Steamboat Museum and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, explore the galleries of Kaleidoscope, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Kansas City takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Independence
Highlights from your plan
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate

5
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Visiting Zipline and Garth Nature Area will get you outdoors. Visit Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: The Fugitive Beach (in Rolla), Rockcliffe Mansion (in Hannibal) and Hermann (Stone Hill Winery, Tin Mill Brewing Company, &more). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, identify plant and animal life at Grindstone Nature Area, get to know the fascinating history of Rocheport, and look for gifts at Bluestem Missouri Crafts.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Columbia using our trip planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Columbia in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hannibal, Hermann, Rocheport, Zipline, The Fugitive Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion

2
nights
Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
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, thenget 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

The National Churchill Museum
Highlights from your plan
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary
The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum
Missouri State Capitol ©
Missouri State Capitol

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Louis Art Museum and The National Museum of Transportation. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Charles Historic District and Dana-Thomas House. Take a break from Saint Louis with a short trip to Illinois State Museum in Springfield, about 2h 15 min away. 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 Civil War 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 Parks

Side Trips

Springfield, The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, St. Charles Historic District, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

4
nights
Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau ©
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Quilt Museum and Discovery Park of America. Step out of the city life by going to Garden of the Gods and Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Girardeau: Paducah (Purple Toad Winery & Paducah Distilled Spirits) and Giant City State Park (in Makanda). 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

Side Trips

Paducah, Discovery Park of America, Garden of the Gods, Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, Giant City State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center ©
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Discovery Park of America ©
Discovery Park of America

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Popular historic sites such as Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield are in your itinerary. Visiting Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Bennett Spring State Park will get you outdoors. Explore Springfield's surroundings by going to Grand Falls (in Joplin), Creator Delights (in Bolivar) and Precious Moments Park (in Carthage).

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

Side Trips

Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Bennett Spring State Park, Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, Grand Falls, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and National Tiger Sanctuary. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Veterans Memorial Museum, do a tasting at Stone Hill Winery, and examine the collection at Ralph Foster 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

Side Trips

Ridgedale, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Veterans Memorial Museum ©
Veterans Memorial Museum
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum ©
Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum

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