8 days in Louisville & Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Louisville & Missouri Itinerary

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8 days in Louisville & Missouri Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Reeds Spring
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dallas

1
day
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and then don't miss a visit to Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip itinerary maker site .

Dallas to Louisville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Louisville hover around 86°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

2
days
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Gateway Arch. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, and then make a trip to Citygarden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis itinerary planner .

You can drive from Louisville to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis. In August, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Union Station, take an in-depth tour of National World War I Museum and Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City online visit planner .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reeds Spring.

Things to do in Kansas City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

2
days
Reeds Spring

Reeds Spring ©
Reeds Spring is a city in Stone County, Missouri, United States. On the 16th (Thu), make a splash at Silver Dollar City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at College of the Ozarks, then get your game on at TNT Old Time Photo, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Reeds Spring online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kansas City to Reeds Spring in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Reeds Spring can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reeds Spring

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Branson, College of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

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