Still relatively undiscovered by tourists, Missouri offers an authentic glimpse of life in the Midwest. Visit one of the state’s vibrant cities, hike in its picturesque forests or head to the mysterious Ozark Mountains and really get off the beaten path.
Thanks to its location in the center of the country, Missouri has a humid continental climate and four distinct seasons.
Book your flights to Missouri in the summer and you’ll experience hot days, warm nights and clear skies. Spring is another good time to fly to Missouri, with slightly cooler temperatures making April, May and early-June the perfect time to explore the great outdoors.
If you’re planning to travel to the Ozark Mountains, think about flying to Missouri in the fall months. The trees in the mountains put on a colorful display in October and early-November, giving you an almost endless choice of fantastic photo opportunities.
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Located 14 miles from the center of St Louis, St. Louis Lambert International is the busiest airport in Missouri. The airport is a hub for Air Choice One and Cape Air and a focus city for Southwest Airlines. Flights depart from the airport for over 80 destinations, giving passengers a great choice of direct services. The airport is connected to both the MetroLink and MetroBus networks, making onward travel easy.
Kansas City International sees over 11 million passengers a year pass through its terminals. The two dominant airlines at Kansas City International are Southwest and Delta, with both offering multiple daily departures. Most of the flights that depart from the airport are bound for domestic destinations, however some international routes are also available. Buses and taxis connect the airport with the surrounding area.
Just five miles from the city of Springfield, this small airport is a convenient entry point for visitors traveling to southwest Missouri. Flights depart from the airport for 13 cities across the US including Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas and Atlanta.
Most major airlines offer direct flights to Missouri.
In general, driving is the easiest way to get around Missouri. Although much of the state is accessible by public transport, if you hire a car, you’ll be able to explore Missouri’s more remote corners. Car hire is available from most airports in the state as well as in most larger towns and cities.
If you don’t have your own transport, you can catch the Greyhound bus between most destinations while a daily train service connects St Louis and Kansas City. Most of the cities in Missouri have their own public transport networks, making urban travel quick and easy.
Incredibly green and easy to navigate, St Louis can be easily explored by foot, by bike and by public transport. The city offers a huge variety of free activities throughout the year, ensuring there’s plenty to keep you busy. Visit the incredible Gateway Arch to enjoy sweeping views of St Louis and the surrounding area.
The largest city in Missouri, Kansas City is home to a number of high quality cultural and historic attractions. Visit the National World War I Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Arabia Steamboat Museum. If you’re traveling with kids, Science City makes a great destination for a day of discovery.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Located in the south of the state, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways National Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the great outdoors. Unsurprisingly, watersports are very popular in the park with canoeing, kayaking and tubing all available. If you’d rather keep your feet on dry land, you can have a go at horseback riding, hunting, hiking or fishing.
Missouri operates on Central Time.