8 days in Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Missouri Itinerary

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8 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermann
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Jefferson City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Des Moines

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Anheuser-Busch Brewery and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Saint Louis Science Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get your game on at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip builder site .

Des Moines to Saint Louis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hermann.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Childrens Museums Museums Fun & Games
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Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis
Saint Louis Science Center ©
Saint Louis Science Center

1
night
Hermann

Hermann ©
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): do a tasting at Robller Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Adam Puchta Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Pinckney Bend Distillery.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hermann online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Hermann takes 1.5 hours. March in Hermann sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Hermann

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

New Haven
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Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery
Adam Puchta Winery ©
Adam Puchta Winery

1
night
Jefferson City

Jefferson City
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): browse the collection at The National Churchill Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Missouri State Capitol, then contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary, and finally identify plant and animal life at Runge Conservation Nature Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jefferson City online trip builder .

You can drive from Hermann to Jefferson City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The National Churchill Museum
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Missouri State Capitol
Missouri State Capitol
The National Churchill Museum
The National Churchill Museum
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary

3
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kids will enjoy Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and TNT Old Time Photo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Tiger Sanctuary and Historic Downtown Branson. Step out of Branson with an excursion to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster & Flyaway Ziplines at Branson Mountain Adventure Park, and Head underground at Talking Rocks Cavern.

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Getting from Jefferson City to Branson by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, National Tiger Sanctuary
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National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Fantastic Caverns, then have some family-friendly fun at Craft Axe Throwing- Springfield, then identify plant and animal life at Springfield Conservation Nature Center, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Springfield online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Branson to Springfield takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
Room Escape Games

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