10 days in Branson, Kansas City & Minneapolis Itinerary

10 days in Branson, Kansas City & Minneapolis Itinerary

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10 days in Branson, Kansas City & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Oklahoma City

3
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Titanic Museum and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Get outdoors at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Zipline. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, look for gifts at Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10, and take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks.

Before you visit Branson, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Oklahoma City to Branson is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Oklahoma City in June, plan for little chillier days in Branson, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

National Tiger Sanctuary, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at National WWI Museum and Memorial and Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Do your shopping at Country Club Plaza and Power and Light District. Take a break from Kansas City with a short trip to Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area in Blue Springs, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, examine the collection at Bingham Waggoner Estate, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kansas City trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Independence, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

3
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Visit Baker Park Reserve and Round Lake Park and Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Square Lake Park and Mill Ruins Park. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chain of Lakes, walk around Minnehaha Park, and admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kansas City in June: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 79°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mall of America, Baker Park Reserve, Round Lake Park and Beach, Square Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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