14 days in Southeast Missouri Itinerary

14 days in Southeast Missouri Itinerary

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Jackson
— 3 nights
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Eminence
— 3 nights
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Bonne Terre
— 4 nights
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Eureka
— 3 nights
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Jackson

— 3 nights
Jackson is a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center and Riverfront Bridge Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson: New Madrid (Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, Mississippi River Observation Deck, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Trail of Tears State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail of Tears, take in the architecture and atmosphere at McKendree Chapel, and make a trip to Missouri Wall of Fame.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jackson trip planner.

Cedar Rapids to Jackson is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cedar Rapids in December, with highs in Jackson at 47°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Eminence

— 3 nights
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Kids will enjoy Big Spring and Falling Spring Mill. Explore Eminence's surroundings by going to West Plains (Ozark Heritage Welcome Center, Escape West Plains, &more). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Echo Bluff State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Eminence trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Eminence takes 2.5 hours. December in Eminence sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bonne Terre.

Things to do in Eminence

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Bonne Terre

— 4 nights
Bonne Terre is a city in St. Family-friendly places like Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving and Johnson's Shut-ins State Park will thrill your kids. Explore Bonne Terre's surroundings by going to Sainte Genevieve (Bolduc House Museum, Felix Valle House State Historic Site, &more), Arcadia Valley (in Arcadia) and Taum Sauk Mountain State Park (in Middle Brook). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at The Space Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Onondaga Cave, and admire the majestic nature at St. Francois State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bonne Terre trip planner.

You can drive from Eminence to Bonne Terre in 2 hours. Traveling from Eminence in December, you will find days in Bonne Terre are slightly colder (43°F), and nights are about the same (28°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Bonne Terre

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eureka

— 3 nights
Eureka is a city located in St. Bring the kids along to Six Flags St Louis and Hurricane Harbor. Venture out of the city with trips to New Haven (John Colter Memorial & Pinckney Bend Distillery) and Sullivan (Fisher Cave & Meramec State Park). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Route 66 State Park, relax in the rural setting at Winding Brook Estates Lavender Farm, and stroll around West Tyson County Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Eureka day trip site.

You can drive from Bonne Terre to Eureka in 1.5 hours. January in Eureka sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips