56 days in Missouri Itinerary

56 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Kansas City
1
Kansas City
— 9 nights
Fly
2
Hannibal
— 7 nights
Drive
3
Saint Louis
— 13 nights
Drive
4
Hermann
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Columbia
— 7 nights
Drive
6
Lake Ozark
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Branson
— 9 nights
Drive to Springfield Branson National Airport, Fly to Exeter

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

Kansas City — 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kansas City: Blue Spring (in Ellington), Saint Joseph (Remington Nature Center & Missouri Theatre) and Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, walk around Loose Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the natural beauty at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City road trip app.

Exeter, UK to Kansas City is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hannibal.
more
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Hannibal — 7 nights

Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Change things up with these side-trips from Hannibal: Florida (Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site & Mark Twain State Park), Battle of Athens State Historic Site (in Revere) and Wakonda State Park (in La Grange). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours), steep yourself in history at Mark Twain Boyhood Home, take a stroll through Historic Downtown Hannibal, and admire the majestic nature at Long Branch State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hannibal trip planner.

You can fly from Kansas City to Hannibal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kansas City in September since evenings lows in Hannibal dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.
more
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Saint Louis — 13 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview), Ballwin (Castlewood State Park & Rock Hollow Trial) and Johnson's Shut-ins State Park (in Middle Brook). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, and visit Compton Heights.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis tour planner.

You can drive from Hannibal to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hermann.
more
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Hermann — 5 nights

Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Explore Hermann's surroundings by going to Indian Camp Creek (in Foristell), Blumenhof Winery (in Dutzow) and Lake Creek Winery (in Marthasville). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, steep yourself in history at Deutschheim State Historic Site, walk around James W. Rennick Riverfront Park, and do a tasting at Martin Brothers Winery.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hermann trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Hermann takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Columbia.
more
Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Columbia — 7 nights

Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: America's National Churchill Museum (in Fulton), Moberly Rothwell Park (in Moberly) and Cooper's Oak Winery (in Higbee). The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Warm Springs Ranch, walk around Cosmo Park, contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary, and identify plant and animal life at Runge Conservation Nature Center.

You can plan Columbia trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Hermann to Columbia in 1.5 hours. October in Columbia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lake Ozark.
more
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips

Lake Ozark — 4 nights

Lake Ozark is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri, near its namesake, the Lake of the Ozarks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Ozark: Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site (in Eminence), Camdenton (Lake Valley Golf Club, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, &more) and Warsaw (Harry S. Truman State Park & Warsaw Riverfront & Trails). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, play a few rounds at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort, cast your line with Barber Fishing Guide Service, and look for gifts at Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lake Ozark day trip planning site.

You can drive from Columbia to Lake Ozark in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf
Side Trips

Branson — 9 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Branson side-trips: Springfield (NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Fri) at Silver Dollar City. There's still lots to do: gain interesting insight with VIP Tours of Branson, don't miss a visit to Dancing Water Fountain, explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Branson route builder app.

Traveling by car from Lake Ozark to Branson takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
more
Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours
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.
more