38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Saint Joseph
— 4 nights
2
Kansas City
— 5 nights
3
Columbia
— 4 nights
4
Jefferson City
— 3 nights
5
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
6
Cape Girardeau
— 4 nights
7
Farmington
— 2 nights
8
Springfield
— 4 nights
9
Branson
— 6 nights

4
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Get some cultural insight at Patee House Museum and Pirtle Winery. Step off the beaten path and head to Pony Express Museum and Walter Cronkite Memorial. Take a break from Saint Joseph with a short trip to Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Glore Psychiatric Museum, explore the galleries of Remington Nature Center, visit Museum Hill Historic District, and admire the masterpieces at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Saint Joseph is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Saint Joseph, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect Saint Joseph to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Jowler Creek Winery, Pirtle Winery, Missouri Star Quilt Company
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Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum
Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Glore Psychiatric Museum ©
Glore Psychiatric Museum

5
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Arabia Steamboat Museum and The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Get a sense of the local culture at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Take a break from Kansas City with a short trip to Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Harry S Truman National Historic Site, examine the collection at Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum, wander the streets of Country Club Plaza, and browse the exhibits of Kaleidoscope.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City online trip maker.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Kansas City in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Independence, Evel Knievel Museum
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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum

4
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Garth Nature Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Stone Hill Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Hannibal (Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse & Rockcliffe Mansion) and Hermann (Adam Puchta Winery & Tin Mill Brewing Company). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, look for gifts at Bluestem Missouri Crafts, identify plant and animal life at D&D Animal Sanctuary, and walk around Lions-Stephens Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbia online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kansas City to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hannibal, Hermann, Zipline
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Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion

3
nights
Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. You'll explore and learn at The National Churchill Museum and Auto World Car Museum. Get in touch with nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park and The Fugitive Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bridal Cave in Camdenton (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary, admire the striking features of Missouri State Capitol, and get engrossed in the history at Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc..

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jefferson City road trip planning app.

Drive from Columbia to Jefferson City in an hour. June in Jefferson City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Camdenton, Fulton, The Fugitive Beach
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Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Saint Louis Art Museum and Missouri History Museum. For shopping fun, head to Kirkwood Farmers’ Market or The White Hare. Venture out of the city with trips to Shady Beach (in Saint Clair) and Springfield (Illinois State Museum & Dana-Thomas House). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Missouri Civil War Museum, see the interesting displays at City Museum, get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, and get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online trip planner.

Getting from Jefferson City to Saint Louis by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Springfield, Shady Beach, The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, St. Charles Historic District
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:
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Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

4
nights
Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau ©
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. The National Quilt Museum and Discovery Park of America will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden of the Gods and Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Girardeau: Giant City State Park (in Makanda) and Paducah (Paducah Riverwalk, Paducah Distilled Spirits, &more).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cape Girardeau day trip planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Cape Girardeau by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Cape Girardeau, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Farmington.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paducah, Giant City State Park, Garden of the Gods, Discovery Park of America
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
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Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center ©
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Discovery Park of America ©
Discovery Park of America

2
nights
Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a city in St. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Elephant Rocks State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Johnson's Shut-ins State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Pickle Springs Natural Area and then learn about winemaking at Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Farmington trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Girardeau to Farmington in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Farmington can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, Elephant Rocks State Park, Pickle Springs Natural Area
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery ©
Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park ©
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and Precious Moments Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Springfield: Bennett Spring State Park (in Lebanon) and Grand Falls (in Joplin).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Farmington to Springfield in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Smallin Civil War Cave, Bennett Spring State Park, Grand Falls
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Precious Moments Park ©
Precious Moments Park

6
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Get some cultural insight at Stone Hill Winery and St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and National Tiger Sanctuary. Step out of Branson with an excursion to Christ of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Branson trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Springfield to Branson in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, National Tiger Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
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Marvel Cave ©
Marvel Cave
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

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