7 days in Missouri & Kansas Itinerary

7 days in Missouri & Kansas Itinerary

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7 days in Missouri & Kansas Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Fort Scott
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Jefferson City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Chicago


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night
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. On the 18th (Mon), examine the collection at Andrew County Museum and Historical Society and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Conception Abbey. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pony Express Museum, examine the collection at Patee House Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Walter Cronkite Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saint Joseph online journey planner .

Chicago to Saint Joseph is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chicago in March, you will find days in Saint Joseph are somewhat warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (31°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Andrew County Museum and Historical Society, Conception Abbey
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Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum
Conception Abbey ©
Conception Abbey

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Christ - Temple Lot.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kansas City journey app .

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Kansas City takes an hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kansas City when traveling from Saint Joseph in March, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Scott.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Independence
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Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©

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Fort Scott

Fort Scott ©
Fort Scott is a city in and the county seat of Bourbon County, Kansas, United States, 88mi south of Kansas City, on the Marmaton River. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the history at Fort Scott National Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Bushwhacker Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Fort Scott National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Curious Minds Discovery Zone, and then see the interesting displays at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fort Scott online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Fort Scott takes 1.5 hours. In March in Fort Scott, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bushwhacker Museum, Curious Minds Discovery Zone, Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum
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Bushwhacker Museum ©
Bushwhacker Museum
Fort Scott National Historic Site ©
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum ©

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Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Missouri State Museum, steep yourself in history at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, then get a sense of history and politics at Missouri State Capitol, then steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary, and finally take an in-depth tour of Missouri State Penitentiary Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jefferson City trip maker tool .

You can drive from Fort Scott to Jefferson City in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Historic Sites Museums
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Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary
Missouri State Capitol
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson Landing State Historic Site ©

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, examine the collection at City Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, then explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online trip maker .

You can drive from Jefferson City to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Charles Historic District
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
St. Charles Historic District ©
St. Charles Historic District
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum

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