35 days in Missouri Itinerary

35 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip itinerary planner

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Kansas City
— 6 nights
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Branson
— 6 nights
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Camdenton
— 3 nights
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Columbia
— 5 nights
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Hermann
— 3 nights
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Farmington
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 7 nights
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Kansas City

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Weston (Pirtle Winery, Holladay Distillery, &more) and Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, examine the collection at Arabia Steamboat Museum, wander the streets of Country Club Plaza, and let little ones run wild at Loose Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City day trip planning tool.

Tampa to Kansas City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Kansas City is slightly colder than Tampa - with highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia (in Ash Grove) and NRA National Sporting Arms Museum (in Springfield). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Silver Dollar City, examine the collection at Veterans Memorial Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson road trip website.

You can drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. September in Branson sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Camdenton.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camdenton

— 3 nights
Camdenton is a city in Camden County, Missouri, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camdenton: Route 66 Candy Shoppe (in Waynesville), Stark Caverns (in Eldon) and US Army Engineer Museum (in Fort Leonard Wood). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, grab your bike and head to Warsaw Riverfront & Trails, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, and do a tasting at Seven Springs Winery.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Camdenton trip planner.

You can drive from Branson to Camdenton in 2 hours. In September in Camdenton, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Camdenton

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Columbia

— 5 nights
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: The Fire Fighters Memorial (in Kingdom City), The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton) and Arrow Rock State Historic Site (in Arrow Rock). There's lots more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Warm Springs Ranch, stroll around Cosmo Park, hike along Katy Trail State Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Columbia journey planner.

Getting from Camdenton to Columbia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hermann.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermann

— 3 nights
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Explore Hermann's surroundings by going to Blumenhof Winery (in Dutzow), Wenwood Farm Winery (in Bland) and James W. Rennick Riverfront Park (in Washington). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Pinckney Bend Distillery, take in the exciting artwork at Astral Glass Studio and Gallery, steep yourself in history at Deutschheim State Historic Site, and do a tasting at Adam Puchta Winery.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hermann trip planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Hermann in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Hermann

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Farmington

— 4 nights
Farmington is a city in St. Venture out of the city with trips to Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site (in Eminence), Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview) and Arcadia Valley (in Arcadia). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery, take in breathtaking views at Hickory Canyons, admire the majestic nature at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, and walk around Marquand Historic Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Farmington holiday tool.

Drive from Hermann to Farmington in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 7 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.
Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Rock Hollow Trial (in Ballwin) and Dickherber Farms (in Dardenne Prairie). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, walk around Forest Park, and relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis journey planner.

You can drive from Farmington to Saint Louis in 1.5 hours. October in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · 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.