56 days in Missouri Itinerary

56 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip planner

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Kansas City
— 11 nights
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Columbia
— 8 nights
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Hermann
— 5 nights
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Saint Louis
— 9 nights
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Farmington
— 6 nights
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Osage Beach
— 3 nights
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Branson
— 12 nights
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Kansas City

— 11 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: Saint Joseph (Krug Park & Missouri Theatre), Weston (Pirtle Winery, The National Silk Art Museum, &more) and YaYa's Alpaca Farm (in Garden City). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, sample the fine beverages at Tom's Town Distilling Co., steep yourself in history at Union Station, and take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City road trip app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kansas City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Kansas City, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in December; daily highs in Kansas City reach 7°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Columbia

— 8 nights
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Lookout Point Park (in La Plata), Jefferson City (Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza & Governor's Mansion) and Moberly Rothwell Park (in Moberly). There's lots more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Warm Springs Ranch, admire the natural beauty at Shelter Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art and Archaeology, and look for gifts at Craft Beer Cellar.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Columbia road trip tool.

Getting from Kansas City to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hermann.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Hermann

— 5 nights
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hermann: Foristell (Indian Camp Creek & Rotary Park), Wenwood Farm Winery (in Bland) and Iron Spike Model Train Museum (in Washington). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery, relax in the rural setting at Hermann Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hermann trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Hermann takes 1.5 hours. January in Hermann sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hermann

Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 9 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.
Change things up with a short trip to First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in Saint Charles (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Campbell House Museum, stroll around Forest Park, and get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Hermann to Saint Louis in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Farmington.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Farmington

— 6 nights
Farmington is a city in St. Explore Farmington's surroundings by going to Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview), Old Village Mercantile (in Caledonia) and Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site (in Eminence). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, see some colorful creatures with Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving, get curious at The Space Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Perryville Pumpkin Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Farmington road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Farmington takes 1.5 hours. January in Farmington sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Osage Beach

— 3 nights
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Explore Osage Beach's surroundings by going to Fort Leonard Wood (Fort Leonard Wood Museum & US Army Engineer Museum). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, look for gifts at Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and play a few rounds at Golf at Old Kinderhook.

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Drive from Farmington to Osage Beach in 3 hours. January in Osage Beach sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Museums · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Branson

— 12 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Springfield (Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium & NRA National Sporting Arms Museum). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City, get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, indulge your senses at VIP Tours of Branson, and tour the pleasant surroundings at National Tiger Sanctuary.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Branson itinerary app.

Getting from Osage Beach to Branson by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in Branson sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Museums · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

4.5
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.