26 days in Missouri Itinerary

26 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Saint Louis
— 5 nights
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Hermann
— 2 nights
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Hannibal
— 2 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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Osage Beach
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 5 nights
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Kansas City
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis

— 5 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Marquand Historic Park will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Missouri Mines State Historic Site (in Park Hills), Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview) and Old Village Mercantile (in Caledonia). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, get engrossed in the history at Campbell House Museum, stroll around Forest Park, and see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis travel tool.

Helsinki, Finland to Saint Louis is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Helsinki to Saint Louis. Traveling from Helsinki in June, expect nights in Saint Louis to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hermann.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Hermann

— 2 nights
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then walk around Indian Camp Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Deutschheim State Historic Site, savor the flavors at Hermann Wine Trail, then sample the fine beverages at Pinckney Bend Distillery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of John Colter Memorial, and finally learn about winemaking at Blumenhof Winery.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermann trip planner.

Drive from Saint Louis to Hermann in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hannibal.

Things to do in Hermann

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Hannibal

— 2 nights
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion, then visit a coastal fixture at Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mark Twain State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, then stroll around Glascock's Landing, then stroll the grounds of Mt Olivet Cemetery And Memorial Park, and finally get outside with Lovers Leap.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hannibal travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hermann to Hannibal takes 2 hours. In June in Hannibal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Hannibal

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbia

— 4 nights
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Visit Missouri State Penitentiary and Francis Quadrangle for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (in Boonville), Arrow Rock State Historic Site (in Arrow Rock) and The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Columbia Culinary Tours, look for gifts at Craft Beer Cellar, make a trip to Columbia Art League, and admire the majestic nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Columbia online vacation builder.

You can drive from Hannibal to Columbia in 2 hours. June in Columbia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Osage Beach

— 2 nights
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, pause for some serene contemplation at National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, take an in-depth tour of Camden County Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery and Brewery. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Lake of the Ozarks State Park, tee off at Lake Valley Golf & Country Club, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bennett Spring State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osage Beach online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Osage Beach takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Branson

— 5 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.
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Thu) at Silver Dollar City. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, go all around town with VIP Tours of Branson, and get outside with Anglers Advantage.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Branson day trip app.

You can drive from Osage Beach to Branson in 2.5 hours. June in Branson sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and Jesse James Birthplace Museum are in your itinerary. Step out of Kansas City to go to Gallatin and see Squirrel Cage Jail, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, see the interesting displays at Arabia Steamboat Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kansas City travel route builder app.

Getting from Branson to Kansas City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

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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.