9 days in Southeast Missouri Itinerary

9 days in Southeast Missouri Itinerary

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West Plains
— Few hours
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Van Buren
— 1 night
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Cape Girardeau
— 2 nights
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Sainte Genevieve
— 3 nights
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New Haven
— 2 nights
Drive to St Louis Lambert International Airport, Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field

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West Plains

West Plains is a city in Howell County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ozark Heritage Welcome Center and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Downtown Antiques Mall.

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Little Rock to West Plains is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Little Rock in August, things will get a bit cooler in West Plains: highs are around 85°F and lows about 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Van Buren.

Things to do in West Plains

Shopping

1
night
Van Buren

Van Buren is a city that is the county seat of Carter County, Missouri, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Big Spring, then kick back and relax at Van Buren Riverfront Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Spring.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Van Buren travel planning app.

Traveling by car from West Plains to Van Buren takes 1.5 hours. August in Van Buren sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Van Buren

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

2
nights
Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Mississippi River Observation Deck, view the masterpieces at New Madrid Historical Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Higgerson School Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Discovery Playhouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St.Vincent's Church, then see the interesting displays at Crisp Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Red House Interpretive Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Girardeau holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Van Buren to Cape Girardeau takes 2 hours. August in Cape Girardeau sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sainte Genevieve.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

3
nights
Sainte Genevieve

Ste. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cave Vineyard and Bolduc House Museum. Sainte Genevieve Catholic Parish and Felix Valle House State Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sainte Genevieve: Johnson's Shut-ins State Park (in Middle Brook) and Arcadia Valley (in Arcadia). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Watertower Winery, contemplate the long history of Jacques Guibourd Historic House, take in breathtaking views at Hickory Canyons, and take an in-depth tour of Ste. Genevieve Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sainte Genevieve tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Girardeau to Sainte Genevieve takes 1.5 hours. In August in Sainte Genevieve, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to New Haven.

Things to do in Sainte Genevieve

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
nights
New Haven

New Haven is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. On the 8th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Robller Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery, shop like a local with Astral Glass Studio and Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of John Colter Memorial. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Onondaga Cave State Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Onondaga Cave.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Haven tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Sainte Genevieve to New Haven in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in New Haven can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip