10 days in Missouri Itinerary

10 days in Missouri Itinerary

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10 days in Missouri Itinerary

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cinder Block Brewery and then have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally ponder the design of J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kansas City online trip itinerary builder .

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Kansas City are a bit warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Weston, Independence, Cinder Block Brewery
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

4
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.
Attractions like Silver Dollar City and Escape Code make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, find something for the whole family at Arcade City, take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, and ponder the design of Dancing Water Fountain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Branson trip planner.

Drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Branson sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Bring the kids along to Saint Louis Zoo and City Museum. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, contemplate the long history of Missouri Botanical Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House.

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

Do a combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

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

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