6 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Hannibal
— 1 day
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Jefferson City
— 1 night
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Branson
— 4 nights
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Hannibal — 1 day

Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours), then steep yourself in history at Mark Twain Boyhood Home, then visit a coastal fixture at Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, and finally Head underground at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave.

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Memphis to Hannibal is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in October, things will get slightly colder in Hannibal: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jefferson City.
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Jefferson City — 1 night

Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at America's National Churchill Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Missouri State Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Missouri State Capitol, and finally steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jefferson City trip planner.

Getting from Hannibal to Jefferson City by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Jefferson City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Branson.
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Branson — 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Talking Rocks Cavern and National Tiger Sanctuary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave and Moonshine Beach. Go for a jaunt from Branson to Lampe to see Dogwood Canyon Nature Park about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Veterans Memorial Museum, Head underground at Marvel Cave, identify plant and animal life at The Butterfly Palace, and find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson planner.

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Branson takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Missouri travel guide

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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.
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