61 days in Missouri Itinerary

61 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Kansas City
— 7 nights
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Boonville
— 5 nights
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Hannibal
— 6 nights
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New Haven
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 8 nights
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Farmington
— 6 nights
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Eminence
— 4 nights
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Branson
— 8 nights
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Osage Beach
— 4 nights
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Independence
— 10 nights
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Kansas City — 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arabia Steamboat Museum and Country Club Plaza. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and Weston Bend State Park. Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Ladoga Ridge Winery (in Smithville) and Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery (in Platte City). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, see the interesting displays at Shoal Creek Living History Museum, contemplate the long history of Union Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City sightseeing planner.

Kansas City to Kansas City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boonville.
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Boonville — 5 nights

Boonville is a city in Cooper County, Missouri, USA. The population was 8,319 at the 2010 census. Cooper's Oak Winery and Katy Depot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Warm Springs Ranch and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boonville: Champion Bicycles (in Sedalia), Walt Disney Hometown Museum (in Marceline) and Pershing State Park (in Laclede). There's still lots to do: trek along Katy Trail State Park, explore the galleries of Lewis Miller's Mitchell Collection, and take in the views from Katy Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boonville online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Boonville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kansas City in August, you will find days in Boonville are a bit warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hannibal.
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Hannibal — 6 nights

Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Get outdoors at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step off the beaten path and head to Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Historic Downtown Hannibal. Explore Hannibal's surroundings by going to Nauvoo (Joseph Smith Historic Site, Brigham Young Home, &more), Mark Twain State Park (in Florida) and Long Branch State Park (in Macon). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours), head outdoors with Lovers Leap, and see the interesting displays at Big River Train Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hannibal online road trip planner.

Getting from Boonville to Hannibal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Boonville in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Hannibal, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Haven.
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New Haven — 2 nights

New Haven is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): do a tasting at Robller Vineyard, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of John Colter Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery and then learn about winemaking at Wenwood Farm Winery.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New Haven road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hannibal to New Haven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in New Haven, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 8 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Blues Museum and Old Courthouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Gateway Arch National Park and Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Castlewood State Park (in Ballwin), Lewis & Clark State Historic Site (in Hartford) and Pere Marquette State Park (in Grafton). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anheuser-Busch Brewery, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take an in-depth tour of Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum, and take a stroll through Lafayette Square.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip builder website.

Traveling by car from New Haven to Saint Louis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Farmington.
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Farmington — 6 nights

Farmington is a city in St. Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Rocks State Park and Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery. Get outdoors at Arcadia Valley and Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Farmington: Washington State Park (in De Soto) and Sainte Genevieve (Hickory Canyons & Watertower Winery). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Sand Creek Vineyard & Winery, stop by Sweetheart Chocolates, admire the majestic nature at St. Francois State Park, and tee off at Crown Pointe Golf Club.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Farmington trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Farmington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Farmington can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Eminence.
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Eminence — 4 nights

Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site and Van Buren Riverfront Park. Get in touch with nature at Echo Bluff State Park and Blue Spring. Change things up with a short trip to Greer Spring in Alton (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and walk around Ozark National Scenic Riverway.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Eminence trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Farmington to Eminence in 2 hours. In September in Eminence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Branson.
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Branson — 8 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Smallin Civil War Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Table Rock State Park and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Step out of Branson with an excursion to Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia in Ash Grove--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, trek along Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and sample the fine beverages at Crown Valley Distillery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Branson trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Eminence to Branson in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Branson sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Osage Beach.
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Osage Beach — 4 nights

Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Explore hidden gems such as Ozark Distillery and Brewery and Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Stark Caverns and Bear Creek Valley Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, play a few rounds at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort, and explore the fascinating underground world of Fantasy World Caverns.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Osage Beach trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Branson to Osage Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Osage Beach sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Independence.
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Independence — 10 nights

Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Get some cultural insight at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and Harry S Truman National Historic Site. Visiting Wallace State Park and Crowder State Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Independence side-trips: Grand River Historical Society Museum (in Chillicothe), Four Horses and a Dog (in Excelsior Springs) and Lone Jack Battlefield Museum and Soldier's Cemetery (in Lone Jack). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Christ - Temple Lot, contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Spring, and take in the history at Court House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Independence travel app.

Getting from Osage Beach to Independence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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Missouri travel guide

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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.
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