8 days in Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip itinerary planner

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Saint Louis
— 1 day
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Festus
— 1 night
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Chesterfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Branson
— 1 night
Drive
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Joplin
— 1 night
Drive
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Middle Brook
— 1 night
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Belleview
— 1 night
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Springfield
— 1 night
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Saint Louis

— 1 day

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.
On the 10th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, then get thoroughly spooked out with STL Haunted History, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Church.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Saint Louis. In October, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Festus.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Tours · Historic Sites

Festus

— 1 night
Festus is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): bet on your favorite at I-55 Raceway.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Festus trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Festus in an hour. October in Festus sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chesterfield.

Chesterfield

— 1 night
Chesterfield is a city in St. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Veterans Honor Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, then don't miss a visit to The Awakening, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Hollow Trial.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chesterfield online trip planner.

Drive from Festus to Chesterfield in an hour. October in Chesterfield sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chesterfield

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Branson

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a splash at Silver Dollar City.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Branson day trip website.

Getting from Chesterfield to Branson by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Joplin.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Joplin

— 1 night
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri. On the 14th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Keltoi Winery and then admire the striking features of Jasper County Circuit Clerk's Office.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Joplin trip builder tool.

Drive from Branson to Joplin in 2 hours. October in Joplin sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Middle Brook.

Things to do in Joplin

Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Middle Brook

— 1 night
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fort Davidson State Historic Site, then admire the majestic nature at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Johnson's Shut-ins State Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Middle Brook online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Joplin to Middle Brook takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Middle Brook sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Belleview.

Things to do in Middle Brook

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Belleview

— 1 night
Belleview is an unincorporated community in northern Iron County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Old Village Mercantile and then admire the majestic nature at Elephant Rocks State Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Belleview online trip maker.

Belleview is just a short distance from Middle Brook. October in Belleview sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Belleview

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Springfield

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): experience rural life at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, identify plant and animal life at Springfield Conservation Nature Center, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sequiota Park, and finally see the interesting displays at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Belleview to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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.