36 days in Missouri Itinerary

36 days in Missouri Itinerary

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36 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Billings
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Hannibal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Arcadia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eminence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Branson
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Camdenton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Columbia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kansas City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Billings

4
nights
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Explore Hannibal's surroundings by going to Thousand Hills State Park (in Kirksville), Battle of Athens State Historic Site (in Revere) and La Plata (Lookout Point Park & Exhibition of Amtrak History). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion, head outdoors with Lovers Leap, enjoy the sea views from Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, and Head underground at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hannibal trip planner .

Billings to Hannibal is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Billings in July since evenings lows in Hannibal dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hannibal

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

La Plata, Mark Twain State Park, Battle of Athens State Historic Site, Thousand Hills State Park
Highlights from your plan
Battle of Athens State Historic Site ©
Mark Twain State Park
Mark Twain State Park
Thousand Hills State Park ©
Thousand Hills State Park

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Louis: Wildwood Community Park (in Wildwood), Onondaga Cave (in Leasburg) and Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and steep yourself in history at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Hannibal to Saint Louis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arcadia.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sachs Butterfly House, Onondaga Cave, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Wildwood Community Park, Purina Farms
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum

3
nights
Arcadia

Arcadia ©
Arcadia is a city in Iron County, Missouri, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Arcadia side-trips: Bollinger County Veterans Memorial Wall (in Marble Hill), Lake Wappapello (in Williamsville) and Marquand Historic Park (in Marquand). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Elephant Rocks State Park, take in the history at Fort Davidson State Historic Site, stop by Old Village Mercantile, and identify plant and animal life at Silver Mines Recreation Area.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Arcadia travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Arcadia takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Arcadia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, Marquand Historic Park, Elephant Rocks State Park, Lake Wappapello, Bollinger County Veterans Memorial Wall
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park
Arcadia Valley ©
Arcadia Valley
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park ©
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park

4
nights
Eminence

Eminence ©
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Eminence: Greer Spring (in Alton) and Van Buren (Big Spring, Big Spring Historic District, & more). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Spring and immerse yourself in nature at Echo Bluff State Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eminence trip app .

Drive from Arcadia to Eminence in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Eminence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Van Buren, Greer Spring
Highlights from your plan
Greer Spring ©
Greer Spring
Echo Bluff State Park ©
Echo Bluff State Park
Blue Spring ©
Blue Spring

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Mon) at Silver Dollar City. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at Escape Code, find something for the whole family at Arcade City, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Branson trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Eminence to Branson in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Branson are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Camdenton.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Escape Code ©
Escape Code
7D Dark Ride Adventure ©
7D Dark Ride Adventure

3
nights
Camdenton

Camdenton ©
Camdenton is a city in Camden County, Missouri, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Camdenton side-trips: Jacob's Cave (in Versailles) and Stark Caverns (in Eldon). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, get your game on at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and explore the fascinating underground world of Fantasy World Caverns.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Camdenton route site .

Getting from Branson to Camdenton by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Branson in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Camdenton, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Camdenton

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Eldon, Osage Beach, Jacob's Cave, National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church
Highlights from your plan
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Stark Caverns ©
Stark Caverns
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

5
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton), Zipline (in New Florence) and Jefferson City (Runge Conservation Nature Center, Missouri State Capitol, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Katy Trail State Park, stroll around Lions-Stephens Park, identify plant and animal life at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, and grab your bike and head to Warsaw Riverfront & Trails.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Camdenton to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jefferson City, Boonville, The National Churchill Museum, Les Bourgeois Vineyards A-Frame, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park ©
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Zipline
Grindstone Nature Area ©
Grindstone Nature Area

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kansas City: Blue Spring (in Ellington), Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs) and Weston (Pirtle Winery, Holladay Distillery, & more). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and examine the collection at Bingham Waggoner Estate.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City online trip maker .

You can drive from Columbia to Kansas City in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Independence, Weston, Blade & Timber, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, Parkville Nature Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Blade & Timber ©
Blade & Timber

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