42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saint Joseph
— 4 nights
2
Kansas City
— 3 nights
3
Columbia
— 4 nights
4
Jefferson City
— 4 nights
5
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
6
Cape Girardeau
— 4 nights
7
Poplar Bluff
— 2 nights
8
Farmington
— 4 nights
9
Springfield
— 4 nights
10
Branson
— 7 nights

4
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Do some cultural sightseeing at Patee House Museum and Pirtle Winery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Hill Historic District and Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum. When in Saint Joseph, make a side trip to see Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, approximately Hamilton away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pony Express Museum, identify plant and animal life at Remington Nature Center, take an in-depth tour of Walter Cronkite Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Saint Joseph trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Saint Joseph is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in Saint Joseph: highs are around °C and lows about °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

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

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arabia Steamboat Museum and The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Your inner history buff will appreciate Harry S Truman National Historic Site and Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and shop like a local with Country Club Plaza.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kansas City road trip site.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Kansas City in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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

4
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Visiting Zipline and Rock Bridge Memorial State Park will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Artichoke Annie's Antique Mall and Bluestem Missouri Crafts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Hermann (Stone Hill Winery, Tin Mill Brewing Company, &more) and Hannibal (Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, Rockcliffe Mansion, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Garth Nature Area and appreciate the extensive heritage of Rocheport.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Columbia route maker app.

You can drive from Kansas City to Columbia in 2 hours. June in Columbia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Step out of the city life by going to Ha Ha Tonka State Park and The Fugitive Beach. You'll explore and learn at The National Churchill Museum and Missouri State Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Jefferson City: Uranus Fudge Factory (in Saint Robert) and Bridal Cave (in Camdenton). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Runge Conservation Nature Center, get a sense of history and politics at Missouri State Capitol, and examine the collection at Colonel Alvin R Lubker Memorial Safety and Education Center.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jefferson City trip builder tool.

Drive from Columbia to Jefferson City in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Jefferson City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Get some cultural insight at Saint Louis Art Museum and Dana-Thomas House. Get in touch with nature at Shady Beach and The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Illinois State Museum (in Springfield) and The White Hare (in Saint Peters). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis travel route website.

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Saint Louis takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) 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, The White Hare, St. Charles Historic District, 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. Step off the beaten path and head to The National Quilt Museum and Garden of the Gods. Get in touch with nature at Giant City State Park and Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Girardeau: Rustle Hill Winery (in Cobden), Paducah (Purple Toad Winery & Paducah Distilled Spirits) and Discovery Park of America (in Union City).

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Girardeau holiday maker tool.

Drive from Saint Louis to Cape Girardeau in 2 hours. June in Cape Girardeau sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Poplar Bluff.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Paducah, Rustle Hill Winery, Garden of the Gods, Giant City State Park, 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
Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff ©
Poplar Bluff is a small city in Butler County in Southeast Missouri in the United States. On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Van Buren Riverfront Park. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Stars and Stripes Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Poplar Bluff trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Girardeau to Poplar Bluff takes 1.5 hours. In June in Poplar Bluff, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Poplar Bluff

Beaches Parks Nature

Side Trips

Van Buren Riverfront Park, Stars and Stripes Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stars and Stripes Museum ©
Stars and Stripes Museum

4
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a city in St. Get in touch with nature at Elephant Rocks State Park and Johnson's Shut-ins State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Missouri Mines State Historic Site and Popeye Museum. Step out of Farmington with an excursion to Silver Mines Recreation Area in Fredericktown--about 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Pickle Springs Natural Area and do a tasting at Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Farmington trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Poplar Bluff to Farmington takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Popeye Museum, Elephant Rocks State Park, Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, Pickle Springs Natural Area, Silver Mines Recreation 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 ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Fantastic Caverns. Take a break from the city and head to Springfield Conservation Nature Center and Bennett Spring State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield (about 56 minutes away).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Springfield online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Farmington to Springfield takes 4 hours. July in Springfield sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mansfield, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Smallin Civil War Cave, Bennett Spring State Park
Highlights from your plan
Springfield Conservation Nature Center ©
Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

7
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 Museum of Native American History and Veterans Memorial Museum. Visiting Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Marvel Cave will get you outdoors. Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield) and Eureka Springs (Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, &more). There's lots more to do: visit Historic Downtown Branson, see the interesting displays at Ralph Foster Museum, take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Branson trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Branson takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Branson sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, National Tiger Sanctuary, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Museum of Native American History
Highlights from your plan
Historic Downtown Branson ©
Historic Downtown Branson
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

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