54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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Saint Joseph
— 4 nights
2
Kansas City
— 5 nights
3
Columbia
— 4 nights
4
Jefferson City
— 3 nights
5
Lake Ozark
— 3 nights
6
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
7
Cape Girardeau
— 4 nights
8
Poplar Bluff
— 3 nights
9
Farmington
— 4 nights
10
Rolla
— 4 nights
11
Springfield
— 4 nights
12
Branson
— 5 nights
13
Joplin
— 4 nights

4
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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Patee House Museum and Pony Express Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pirtle Winery and Museum Hill Historic District. Change things up with a short trip to Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Glore Psychiatric Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Remington Nature Center, explore the world behind art at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Walter Cronkite Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph holiday maker website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Saint Joseph is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Saint Joseph due to the time zone difference. In June, Saint Joseph is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Jowler Creek Winery, Pirtle Winery, Missouri Star Quilt Company
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
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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 get to explore Arabia Steamboat Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at OZ Museum and Country Club Plaza. Change things up with a short trip to Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, sample the tasty concoctions at Boulevard Brewing Company, admire the masterpieces at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kansas City travel route planner.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Kansas City in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Kansas City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Independence, OZ Museum, Evel Knievel Museum
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum

4
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Columbia

Columbia ©
Columbia is a city in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Stone Hill Winery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rockcliffe Mansion and Walt Disney Hometown Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbia: Zipline (in New Florence), Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse (in Hannibal) and Hermann (Adam Puchta Winery, Dierberg - Star Lane - Three Saints Tasting Room, &more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, stroll around Lions-Stephens Park, and stop by Bluestem Missouri Crafts.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbia trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Columbia takes 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) so you can drive to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Columbia

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hermann, Hannibal, Zipline, Walt Disney Hometown Museum
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
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. Popular historic sites such as Missouri State Penitentiary and Jefferson Landing State Historic Site are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The National Churchill Museum and Auto World Car Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Missouri State Capitol, see the interesting displays at Colonel Alvin R Lubker Memorial Safety and Education Center, identify plant and animal life at Runge Conservation Nature Center, and take an in-depth tour of Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc..

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jefferson City vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Jefferson City takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Jefferson City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lake Ozark.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Fulton
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary
The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum
Missouri State Capitol ©
Missouri State Capitol

3
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Lake Ozark

Lake Ozark ©
Lake Ozark is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church and Seven Springs Winery. Explore Lake Ozark's surroundings by going to Bennett Spring State Park (in Lebanon) and Lost Valley Fish Hatchery & Visitor Center (in Warsaw). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Bridal Cave, stop by Grandma's Candy Kitchen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Horseshoe Bend Brewing Company.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lake Ozark online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Jefferson City to Lake Ozark in an hour. June in Lake Ozark sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Lake Ozark

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camdenton, Seven Springs Winery, National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, Bennett Spring State Park, Lost Valley Fish Hatchery & Visitor Center
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Bridal Cave ©
Bridal Cave
Bennett Spring State Park ©
Bennett Spring State Park

5
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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Charles Historic District and Dana-Thomas House. Let the collections at Saint Louis Art Museum and National Blues Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: Scott Field Heritage Air Park (in Belleville) and Illinois State Museum (in Springfield). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, contemplate the long history of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Ozark to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Springfield, Scott Field Heritage Air Park, The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, St. Charles Historic District
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
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
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Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau ©
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National Quilt Museum and Discovery Park of America. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Garden of the Gods and Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Girardeau side-trips: Giant City State Park (in Makanda) and Paducah (Paducah Distilled Spirits & Purple Toad Winery). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Girardeau attractions planner.

Drive from Saint Louis to Cape Girardeau in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Girardeau can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Poplar Bluff.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paducah, Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, Giant City State Park, Discovery Park of America, Garden of the Gods
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
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

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Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff ©
Poplar Bluff is a small city in Butler County in Southeast Missouri in the United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center and The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library. Get outdoors at Van Buren Riverfront Park and Greer Spring. Take a break from Poplar Bluff with a short trip to Century Casino in Caruthersville, about 1h 15 min away.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Poplar Bluff attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Girardeau to Poplar Bluff takes 1.5 hours. In June in Poplar Bluff, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Farmington.

Things to do in Poplar Bluff

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Van Buren Riverfront Park, Century Casino, Greer Spring, The National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Greer Spring ©
Greer Spring

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Farmington

Farmington ©
Farmington is a city in St. Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Rocks State Park and Silver Mines Recreation Area. Missouri Mines State Historic Site and Sand Creek Vineyard & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Johnson's Shut-ins State Park (in Middle Brook), Sainte Genevieve (Sainte Genevieve Catholic Parish & ASL Pewter) and Old Village Mercantile (in Caledonia). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pickle Springs Natural Area, examine the collection at Popeye Museum, take in the views from Little Mary's River Covered Bridge, and learn about winemaking at Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Farmington route app.

You can drive from Poplar Bluff to Farmington in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Farmington are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rolla.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Sainte Genevieve, Chester, Missouri Mines State Historic Site, Silver Mines Recreation Area, Johnson's Shut-ins State Park
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park ©
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park
Missouri Mines State Historic Site ©
Missouri Mines State Historic Site

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Rolla

Rolla ©
Rolla is a city in and the county seat of Phelps County, Missouri, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Fugitive Beach and Mark Twain National Forest. Step out of the city life by going to Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site and Onondaga Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Rolla side-trips: Meramec Caverns (in Stanton), Uranus Fudge Factory (in Saint Robert) and US Army Engineer Museum (in Fort Leonard Wood). The adventure continues: make a trip to Stonehenge at Missouri S&T.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rolla trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Farmington to Rolla takes 2 hours. July in Rolla sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Rolla

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Meramec Caverns, Uranus Fudge Factory, Onondaga Cave, Fanning 66 Outpost, US Army Engineer Museum
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Fugitive Beach ©
The Fugitive Beach
Meramec Caverns ©
Meramec Caverns
Uranus Fudge Factory ©
Uranus Fudge Factory

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Springfield

Springfield ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Take a break from the city and head to Springfield Conservation Nature Center and Smallin Civil War Cave. Step out of Springfield with an excursion to Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield--about 56 minutes away.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Springfield day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rolla to Springfield takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Springfield are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mansfield, Smallin Civil War Cave, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Springfield Conservation Nature Center ©
Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield ©
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stone Hill Winery and Ralph Foster Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Marvel Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Branson: Eureka Springs (St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, &more). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10, take a stroll through Historic Downtown Branson, and trek along Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave.

Plan trip to Branson with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Branson takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Branson, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joplin.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Marvel Cave ©
Marvel Cave
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery

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Joplin

Joplin ©
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Walmart Museum and Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Native American History and Gilcrease Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Joplin: The Cave House (in Tulsa) and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Precious Moments Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Grand Falls, work some fitness into your day at Frisco Greenway Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with Koka Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Joplin online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Branson to Joplin in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Joplin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Joplin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Tulsa, Carthage, Will Rogers Memorial Museum, World's Largest Small Electric Appliance Museum
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

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