8 days in Southeast Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Missouri route planner
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Van Buren
— 1 night
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Rolla
— 1 night
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Arcadia
— 1 night
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Sainte Genevieve
— 3 nights
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Cape Girardeau
— 1 night
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Van Buren — 1 night

Van Buren is a city that is the county seat of Carter County, Missouri, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Current River and then stroll around Missouri Down Under. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Van Buren road trip planner.

Atlanta to Van Buren is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in November, with highs in Van Buren at 58°F and lows at 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rolla.
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Rolla — 1 night

Rolla is a city in and the county seat of Phelps County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Mark Twain National Forest.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rolla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Van Buren to Rolla takes 2.5 hours. November in Rolla sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arcadia.
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Arcadia — 1 night

Arcadia is a city in Iron County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park and then appreciate the views at Arcadia Valley.

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You can drive from Rolla to Arcadia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Arcadia, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sainte Genevieve.
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Sainte Genevieve — 3 nights

Ste. Take a break from the city and head to Pickle Springs Natural Area and Hawn State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Felix Valle House State Historic Site and St. Francois State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sainte Genevieve: Bonne Terre (The Space Museum & Bonne Terre Mine Tours - West End Diving). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Bolduc House Museum, learn about winemaking at Watertower Winery, explore the stunning scenery at Hickory Canyons, and see the interesting displays at Ste. Genevieve Museum Learning Center.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sainte Genevieve trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Arcadia to Sainte Genevieve takes 1.5 hours. November in Sainte Genevieve sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cape Girardeau.
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Cape Girardeau — 1 night

Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): trek along Trail of Tears and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Girardeau trip planner.

Drive from Sainte Genevieve to Cape Girardeau in 1.5 hours. In December in Cape Girardeau, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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