29 days in Missouri Itinerary

29 days in Missouri Itinerary

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29 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Kansas City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Fulton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Camdenton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Branson
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Van Buren
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Caledonia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Washington DC

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Weston (The Farmers House Market, Celtic Ranch, & more). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Union Station, and admire all the interesting features of Arrowhead Stadium.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip maker website .

Washington DC to Kansas City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fulton.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Weston, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Wines by Jennifer
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

3
nights
Fulton

Fulton ©
Fulton is a city in, and the county seat of, Callaway County, Missouri, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fulton: Hermann (Stone Hill Winery & Deutschheim State Historic Site), Governor's Mansion (in Jefferson City) and Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven). There's much more to do: browse the collection at The National Churchill Museum, contemplate the long history of Francis Quadrangle, immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, and take in the views from Katy Bridge.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fulton trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Kansas City to Fulton in 2.5 hours. January in Fulton sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 21°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Camdenton.

Things to do in Fulton

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Columbia, Hermann, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Governor's Mansion, Vintage Hill Farm
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Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery
The National Churchill Museum
The National Churchill Museum
Francis Quadrangle ©
Francis Quadrangle

3
nights
Camdenton

Camdenton ©
Camdenton is a city in Camden County, Missouri, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camdenton: Bennett Spring State Park (in Lebanon), Pomme de Terre State Park (in Pittsburg) and Harry S. Truman State Park (in Warsaw). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, stop by Grandma's Candy Kitchen, sample the fine beverages at Ozark Distillery, and have some family-friendly fun at Lazer Force Lazer Tag Zone.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Camdenton trip maker app .

Drive from Fulton to Camdenton in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Camdenton can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Camdenton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Osage Beach, Bennett Spring State Park, Harry S. Truman State Park, Grandma's Candy Kitchen, Pomme de Terre State Park
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Ozark Distillery and Brewery ©
Ozark Distillery and Brewery
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC ©
Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC

5
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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Sun) at Silver Dollar City. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, go for a stroll along the water at Lilleys' Landing Marina, and admire all the interesting features of College of the Ozarks.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Branson trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Camdenton to Branson takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Van Buren.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, National Tiger Sanctuary
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary

4
nights
Van Buren

Van Buren ©
Van Buren is a city that is the county seat of Carter County, Missouri, in the United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Van Buren: Sam A Baker State Park (in Patterson), Eminence (Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site & Blue Spring) and Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site (in New Madrid). Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring the underground world of Current River. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Big Spring and explore the striking landscape at Rocky Falls Shut-in.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Van Buren tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Van Buren takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Van Buren are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Caledonia.

Things to do in Van Buren

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eminence, Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, Sam A Baker State Park
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Big Spring ©
Big Spring
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site ©
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
Sam A Baker State Park ©
Sam A Baker State Park

3
nights
Caledonia

Caledonia ©
Caledonia is a village in Washington County, Missouri, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Bob's Gasoline Alley (in Cuba), Maramec Spring Park (in Saint James) and Dillard Mill State Historic Site (in Davisville). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Elephant Rocks State Park, do a tasting at Crown Valley Winery, and stop by Old Village Mercantile.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Caledonia attractions planner.

Drive from Van Buren to Caledonia in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Van Buren in January, Caledonia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Caledonia

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Maramec Spring Park, Crown Valley Winery, Onondaga Cave State Park, Dillard Mill State Historic Site, Elephant Rocks State Park
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park
Bob's Gasoline Alley ©
Bob's Gasoline Alley
Dillard Mill State Historic Site ©
Dillard Mill State Historic Site

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Take a break from Saint Louis with a short trip to St. Louis County Faust Park in Chesterfield, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, explore and take pictures at Busch Stadium, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Caledonia to Saint Louis in 2 hours. In January in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chesterfield
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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