19 days in Missouri Itinerary

19 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri travel route planner

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Branson
— 6 nights
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Mansfield
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Hannibal
— 1 night
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Jefferson City
— 3 nights
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Branson

— 6 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You'll explore and learn at Ralph Foster Museum and Veterans Memorial Museum. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Branson: Springfield (Fantastic Caverns, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, &more) and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe). Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at The Track Family Fun Parks, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, Head underground at Talking Rocks Cavern, and surround yourself with nature on Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Top of the Rock.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Branson online vacation planner.

Reno to Branson is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Reno in July, you will find days in Branson are slightly colder (87°F), and nights are a bit warmer (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mansfield.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Mansfield

— 1 night
Mansfield is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the galleries of Bakersville Pioneer Village, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mansfield Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mansfield travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Branson to Mansfield takes 1.5 hours. In July in Mansfield, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Mansfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Saint Louis

— 4 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Get some historical perspective at Old Courthouse and St. Charles Historic District. Explore hidden gems such as Grant’s Farm and The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Mansfield to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Hannibal.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Hannibal

— 1 night
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tom Sawyer' Statue.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hannibal road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Hannibal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hannibal are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Hannibal

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Jefferson City

— 3 nights
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Missouri State Capitol and Missouri State Penitentiary. Explore hidden gems such as Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Stone Hill Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Jefferson City side-trips: Ozark Distillery and Brewery (in Osage Beach), Rock Bridge Memorial State Park (in Columbia) and Bridal Cave (in Camdenton). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and learn about winemaking at Adam Puchta Winery.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jefferson City sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Hannibal to Jefferson City in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 3 nights

City of Fountains

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.
Appreciate the collections at Arabia Steamboat Museum and Glore Psychiatric Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and Patee House Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kansas City to Saint Joseph to see Pony Express Museum about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas City Zoo, see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, and steep yourself in history at Harry S Truman National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jefferson City to Kansas City in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.