37 days in Missouri Itinerary

37 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip itinerary builder

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Joplin
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 8 nights
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Caledonia
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 7 nights
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Hermann
— 4 nights
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Osage Beach
— 4 nights
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Kansas City
— 7 nights
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Joplin

— 2 nights
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. Head to Webb City Farmers Market and George A. Spiva Center for the Artsfor plenty of shopping. Bushwhacker Museum and Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Joplin side-trips: Noel (Two Sons & Bluff Dwellers Cave). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square, browse the different shops at Northpark Mall, learn about winemaking at Keltoi Winery, and get engrossed in the history at George Washington Carver National Monument.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Joplin day trip tool.

Seattle to Joplin is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Joplin, with lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Joplin

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Branson

— 8 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.
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Heather Hill Farms (in Ozark), Springfield (Sequiota Park, Relics Antique Mall, &more) and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Fri) at Silver Dollar City. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Branson Landing, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Code, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and sample the fine beverages at Crown Valley Distillery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Branson route builder tool.

Drive from Joplin to Branson in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Caledonia.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Caledonia

— 3 nights
Caledonia is a village in Washington County, Missouri, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Rocks State Park and Big Spring. Get out of town with these interesting Caledonia side-trips: Silver Mines Recreation Area (in Fredericktown) and Van Buren Riverfront Park (in Van Buren). There's still lots to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Old Village Mercantile, witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Davidson State Historic Site, appreciate the views at Arcadia Valley, and admire the majestic nature at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park.

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Traveling by car from Branson to Caledonia takes 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Caledonia

Parks · Nature · Beaches · 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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and St. Mary of Victories Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at World Bird Sanctuary and Bike Stop Outpost. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: ASL Pewter (in Sainte Genevieve), Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery (in Farmington) and Marquand Historic Park (in Marquand). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, view the masterpieces at The Sheldon Art Galleries, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St. Charles Antique Mall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis online route maker.

Getting from Caledonia to Saint Louis by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hermann.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Hermann

— 4 nights
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows and John Colter Memorial. For shopping fun, head to Astral Glass Studio and Gallery or Midway Antique Mall and Flea Market. Explore Hermann's surroundings by going to Blumenhof Winery (in Dutzow) and Wenwood Farm Winery (in Bland). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery, do a tasting at Robller Vineyard, sample the tasty concoctions at Tin Mill Brewing Company, and stop by Sugar Momma's.

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You can drive from Saint Louis to Hermann in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hermann are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Hermann

Wineries · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Osage Beach

— 4 nights
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. Get outdoors at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site and Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Osceola Cheese (in Osceola) and Warsaw Riverfront & Trails (in Warsaw). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, tee off at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Osage Beach driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Hermann to Osage Beach takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 7 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.
Visit Missouri Theatre and Church of Christ - Temple Lot for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Brass Armadillo Antique Mall - KC and City Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kansas City: Museum Hill Historic District (in Saint Joseph), Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery (in Platte City) and Weston (Holladay Distillery, The Farmers House Market, &more). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Country Club Plaza, sample the fine beverages at Tom's Town Distilling Co., sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery, and identify plant and animal life at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kansas City tour builder app.

You can drive from Osage Beach to Kansas City in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

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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.