10 days in Missouri Itinerary

10 days in Missouri Itinerary

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10 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Eminence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kansas City
— 2 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sachs Butterfly House and Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. St. Charles Historic District and Missouri Botanical Garden will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, examine the collection at City Museum, walk around Forest Park, and get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis journey builder website .

New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Saint Louis. Traveling from New York City in December, expect little chillier with lows of 29°F in Saint Louis. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Charles Historic District, Sachs Butterfly House
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

2
nights
Eminence

Eminence ©
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Current River.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Eminence journey planner .

You can drive from Saint Louis to Eminence in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Eminence are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Eminence

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Current River
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Current River ©
Current River

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.
Step out of the city life by going to National Tiger Sanctuary and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Branson side-trips: Springfield (Fantastic Caverns & Sequiota Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, and buy something for everyone on your list at Branson Landing.

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Traveling by car from Eminence to Branson takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Springfield, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, National Tiger Sanctuary, Table Rock Lake
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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

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 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then steep yourself in history at Union Station, then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Christ - Temple Lot, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and then get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City travel route site .

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Church of Christ - Temple Lot
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National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Church of Christ - Temple Lot ©
Church of Christ - Temple Lot
Union Station ©
Union Station

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