8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
bus:  45​min
1
Fort Worth
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fort Leonard Wood
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 18th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then identify plant and animal life at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Local Hub Bicycle Co., get outside with Texas Greenbelt Trinity River Trail, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth trip itinerary builder app .

Dallas to Fort Worth is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Fort Worth can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Local Hub Bicycle Co., Lifestylez Nails Spa, Texas Greenbelt Trinity River Trail
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Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

2
nights
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 (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sequiota Park, and finally Head underground at Fantastic Caverns. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, take in the history at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, and then pick up some local products at Heather Hill Farms.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip planning website .

Getting from Fort Worth to Springfield by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In October, Springfield is a bit cooler than Fort Worth - with highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Fort Leonard Wood.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, Heather Hill Farms
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Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©

1
night
Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood ©
Fort Leonard Wood is a United States Army installation located in the Missouri Ozarks. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the views from Devil's Elbow Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at US Army Chemical Corps Museum, then learn about all things military at US Army Military Police Corps Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at US Army Engineer Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fort Leonard Wood Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Leonard Wood trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Springfield to Fort Leonard Wood takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fort Leonard Wood can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Fort Leonard Wood

Museums

Side Trip

Devil's Elbow Bridge
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US Army Engineer Museum ©
US Army Engineer Museum
Devil's Elbow Bridge ©
Devil's Elbow Bridge

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Missouri Botanical Garden. Get outdoors at Zipline and Grant's Trail. When in Saint Louis, make a side trip to see Pinckney Bend Distillery in New Haven, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch, stroll around Tilles Park, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Leonard Wood to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pinckney Bend Distillery, Zipline
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Zipline

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