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

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: YaYa's Alpaca Farm (in Garden City), Saint Joseph (Krug Park & Missouri Theatre) and Weston (Pirtle Winery, The National Silk Art Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, examine the collection at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, take a stroll through Country Club Plaza, and indulge your taste buds at Barley Bus Tours.

Before you visit Kansas City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kansas City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Riyadh to Kansas City. 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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries
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), Moberly Rothwell Park (in Moberly) and Jefferson City (Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza & Governor's Mansion). 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.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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: Wenwood Farm Winery (in Bland), Foristell (Indian Camp Creek & Rotary Park) 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and awaken your taste buds at Hermann Wine Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hermann vacation builder.

You can drive from Columbia to Hermann in 1.5 hours. In January in Hermann, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint Louis.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Side Trips

Saint Louis — 9 nights

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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Farmington — 6 nights

Farmington is a city in St. Explore Farmington's surroundings by going to Old Village Mercantile (in Caledonia), Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview) and Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site (in Eminence). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, discover the deep blue sea with Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving, contemplate the long history of Missouri Mines State Historic Site, and don't miss a visit to Perry County Veterans Wall Of Honor.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Farmington trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Saint Louis to Farmington in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osage Beach.
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.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Golf
Side Trips

Branson — 12 nights

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). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City, get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Branson online holiday planner.

You can drive from Osage Beach to Branson in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours
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.