10 days in Southeast Missouri & Southwest Missouri Itinerary

10 days in Southeast Missouri & Southwest Missouri Itinerary

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10 days in Southeast Missouri & Southwest Missouri Itinerary

Start: Kirksville
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Eminence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Branson
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Kirksville

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is a city located in St. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags St Louis. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Fisher Cave and then admire the majestic nature at Meramec State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Eureka online day trip planner .

Kirksville to Eureka is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. June in Eureka sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sullivan, Pinckney Bend Distillery
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Fisher Cave ©
Fisher Cave
Six Flags St Louis ©
Six Flags St Louis
Meramec State Park ©
Meramec State Park

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nights
Eminence

Eminence ©
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Falls Shut-in and then explore the striking landscape of Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Big Spring, admire the majestic nature at Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Spring.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Eminence online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Eureka to Eminence in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Eminence are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Eminence

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Big Spring, Johnson's Shut-ins State Park
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Johnson's Shut-ins State Park ©
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park
Rocky Falls Shut-in ©
Rocky Falls Shut-in
Big Spring ©
Big Spring

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Branson: Springfield (Fantastic Caverns & Sequiota Park) and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe). There's much more to do: cool off at Silver Dollar City, take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Escape Code.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Branson sightseeing app .

You can drive from Eminence to Branson in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Springfield, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Escape Code ©
Escape Code