14 days in Southeast Missouri Itinerary

14 days in Southeast Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Missouri trip itinerary planner

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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. Explore Jackson's surroundings by going to New Madrid (Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, Mississippi River Observation Deck, &more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Trail of Tears State Park, examine the collection at Crisp Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St.Vincent's Church, and walk around Riverfront Bridge Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson day trip tool.

Cedar Rapids to Jackson is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In December, Jackson is somewhat warmer than Cedar Rapids - with highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Eminence

— 3 nights
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to West Plains (Ozark Heritage Welcome Center, Escape West Plains, &more) and Van Buren (Big Spring & Falling Spring Mill). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Echo Bluff State Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Eminence online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Jackson to Eminence in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Eminence are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Bonne Terre.

Things to do in Eminence

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Bonne Terre

— 4 nights
Bonne Terre is a city in St. Change things up with these side-trips from Bonne Terre: Middle Brook (Taum Sauk Mountain State Park & Johnson's Shut-ins State Park), Sainte Genevieve (Bolduc House Museum, Felix Valle House State Historic Site, &more) and Arcadia Valley (in Arcadia). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving, immerse yourself in nature at St. Francois State Park, Head underground at Onondaga Cave, and get curious at The Space Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bonne Terre itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eminence to Bonne Terre in 2 hours. Traveling from Eminence in January, you will find days in Bonne Terre are little chillier (40°F), and nights are about the same (22°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka: New Haven (John Colter Memorial & Pinckney Bend Distillery) and Sullivan (Fisher Cave & Meramec State Park). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Six Flags St Louis, walk around West Tyson County Park, admire the majestic nature at Route 66 State Park, and make a splash at Hurricane Harbor.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Eureka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bonne Terre to Eureka takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in January, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips