10 days in Missouri & Kansas Itinerary

10 days in Missouri & Kansas Itinerary

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10 days in Missouri & Kansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Topeka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Family-friendly places like Saint Louis Zoo and City Museum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Gateway Arch, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and steep yourself in history at Missouri Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip site .

New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Silver Dollar City and Bigfoot Fun Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Code, get in on the family fun at Arcade City, and take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Arcade City ©
Arcade City
Escape Code ©
Escape Code

1
night
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll around Gage Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, and then see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum.

Make your Topeka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Branson to Topeka in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
Kansas Children's Discovery Center ©
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Gage Park ©
Gage Park

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and Kaleidoscope will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, and have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Kansas City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kansas City, Overland Park, Blade & Timber, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope

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