16 days in Missouri Itinerary

16 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saint Joseph
— 2 nights
2
Independence
— 1 night
3
Columbia
— 1 night
4
Hannibal
— 3 nights
5
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
6
Eminence
— 1 night
7
Springfield
— 1 night
8
Branson
— 3 nights
9
Diamond
— 1 night

2
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. On the 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Pony Express Museum, get engrossed in the history at Jesse James Home Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Missouri Theatre. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Walter Cronkite Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Patee House Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Pony Express Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph day trip planning tool.

Kansas City to Saint Joseph is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kansas City in July since evenings lows in Saint Joseph dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Independence.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum
Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Pony Express Monument ©
Pony Express Monument

1
night
Independence

Independence ©
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Your day by day itinerary now includes Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get advice or help at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Independence itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Independence in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Joseph in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Independence, with lows around 72°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Columbia.

Things to do in Independence

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harry S Truman National Historic Site ©
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

1
night
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The National Churchill Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Columbia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Independence to Columbia takes 2 hours. Traveling from Independence in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Columbia, with lows of 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Hannibal.

Things to do in Columbia

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

The National Churchill Museum, Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza
Highlights from your plan
The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park ©
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza ©
Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza

3
nights
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Hannibal is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, pause for some photo ops at Tom Sawyer' Statue, visit a coastal fixture at Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hannibal travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Hannibal in 2 hours. In July in Hannibal, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hannibal

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse ©
Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Lovers Leap ©
Lovers Leap

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site as well as Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center and then steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch and then examine the collection at City Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hannibal to Saint Louis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
City Museum ©
City Museum
Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site ©

1
night
Eminence

Eminence
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Eminence trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Eminence in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Eminence

Nature · Parks

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and then meet the residents at Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip planning site.

You can drive from Eminence to Springfield in 2.5 hours. In July in Springfield, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

3
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Showboat Branson Belle as well as Sight & Sound Theatres. Change things up with a short trip to Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, make a trip to Dancing Water Fountain, identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, and immerse yourself in nature at Table Rock State Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Branson travel route planner.

Drive from Springfield to Branson in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Diamond.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Nightlife · Wildlife

Side Trips

Thorncrown Chapel, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Sight & Sound Theatres ©
Sight & Sound Theatres
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

1
night
Diamond

Diamond ©
Diamond is a city in Newton County, Missouri, United States near Joplin, Missouri. Your day by day itinerary now includes George Washington Carver National Monument. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at George Washington Carver National Monument and then pause for some photo ops at Giant hands on prayer.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Diamond trip planner.

You can drive from Branson to Diamond in 2 hours. In August in Diamond, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Diamond

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Giant hands on prayer, Newtonia Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
George Washington Carver National Monument ©

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