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. Family-friendly places like Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center and Missouri Wall of Fame will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson: New Madrid (Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, Mississippi River Observation Deck, &more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Trail of Tears State Park, stroll through Trail of Tears, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St.Vincent's Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at McKendree Chapel.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Jackson attractions planning tool.

Cedar Rapids to Jackson is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cedar Rapids in December: high temperatures in Jackson hover around 47°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) 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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Big Spring and Falling Spring Mill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eminence: West Plains (Ozark Heritage Welcome Center, Escape West Plains, &more). Spend the 25th (Fri) 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 reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eminence trip planning tool.

You can drive from Jackson to Eminence in 2.5 hours. December in Eminence sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving and The Space Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Middle Brook (Taum Sauk Mountain State Park & Johnson's Shut-ins State Park), Arcadia Valley (in Arcadia) and Sainte Genevieve (Bolduc House Museum, Felix Valle House State Historic Site, &more). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at St. Francois State Park and explore the fascinating underground world of Onondaga Cave.

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You can drive from Eminence to Bonne Terre in 2 hours. While traveling from Eminence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bonne Terre, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Bonne Terre

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Eureka

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

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bonne Terre to Eureka in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips