38 days in United States Itinerary

38 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
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Columbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Jefferson City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Cape Girardeau
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Farmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Springfield
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Branson
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Stockholm

4
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Get some cultural insight at Patee House Museum and Glore Psychiatric Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Pony Express Museum and Pirtle Winery. Take a break from Saint Joseph with a short trip to Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Walter Cronkite Memorial, browse the exhibits of Remington Nature Center, stop by Museum Hill Historic District, and explore the world behind art at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint Joseph vacation planning app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Saint Joseph is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Saint Joseph. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: high temperatures in Saint Joseph hover around 35°C and lows are around 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 Wineries

Side Trips

Missouri Star Quilt Company, Pirtle Winery, Jowler Creek Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum
Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Glore Psychiatric Museum ©
Glore Psychiatric Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Arabia Steamboat Museum and The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Get a sense of the local culture at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and Harry S Truman National Historic Site. Take a break from Kansas City with a short trip to Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, examine the collection at Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Country Club Plaza, and make a trip to Independence Square.

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You can drive from Saint Joseph to Kansas City in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Kansas City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Independence, Evel Knievel Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum

4
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and D&D Animal Sanctuary. Step off the beaten path and head to Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Stone Hill Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Hannibal (Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse & Rockcliffe Mansion) and Hermann (Adam Puchta Winery & Tin Mill Brewing Company). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, stop by Bluestem Missouri Crafts, grab your bike and head to Garth Nature Area, and walk around Lions-Stephens Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Columbia online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kansas City to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. You'll explore and learn at The National Churchill Museum and Auto World Car Museum. Get in touch with nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Bridal Cave. Change things up with a short trip to The Fugitive Beach in Rolla (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary, admire the striking features of Missouri State Capitol, and get engrossed in the history at Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc..

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jefferson City road trip planning app.

Drive from Columbia to Jefferson City in an hour. June in Jefferson City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fulton, Camdenton, The Fugitive Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Saint Louis Art Museum and The National Museum of Transportation. For shopping fun, head to Kirkwood Farmers’ Market or The White Hare. Venture out of the city with trips to Springfield (Illinois State Museum & Dana-Thomas House) and Shady Beach (in Saint Clair). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Missouri History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, and identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis travel itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Springfield, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, St. Charles Historic District, The White Hare, The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
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. The National Quilt Museum and Discovery Park of America will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden of the Gods and Giant City State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Girardeau: Paducah (Paducah Riverwalk, Paducah Distilled Spirits, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Girardeau travel planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Cape Girardeau takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Girardeau can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Farmington.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Paducah, Giant City State Park, Garden of the Gods, Discovery Park of America
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

2
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a city in St. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Elephant Rocks State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Johnson's Shut-ins State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Pickle Springs Natural Area and then learn about winemaking at Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Farmington trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Girardeau to Farmington in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Farmington can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Elephant Rocks State Park, Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, Pickle Springs Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery ©
Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park ©
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Fantastic Caverns. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and Pythian Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Springfield: Grand Falls (in Joplin), Bennett Spring State Park (in Lebanon) and Precious Moments Park (in Carthage).

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from Farmington to Springfield takes 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Springfield are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Smallin Civil War Cave, Grand Falls, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Bennett Spring State Park, Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Precious Moments Park ©
Precious Moments Park

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.
Get some cultural insight at Stone Hill Winery and Historic Downtown Branson. Step off the beaten path and head to Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Marvel Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Branson: Eureka Springs (St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church & Christ of the Ozarks). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Branson road trip planner.

Drive from Springfield to Branson in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Marvel Cave ©
Marvel Cave
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

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