11 days in Missouri Itinerary

11 days in Missouri Itinerary

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11 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h
1
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Columbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Houston

2
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.
Branson is known for nightlife, theme parks, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Silver Dollar City, have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, hike along Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, and get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Branson trip maker .

Houston to Branson is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in October, expect Branson to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

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
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks

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.
Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Weston (Pirtle Winery, Holladay Distillery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Stone Church, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cinder Block Brewery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City vacation planning site .

Getting from Branson to Kansas City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Weston, Independence, Cinder Block Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

2
nights
Columbia

Columbia
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Warm Springs Ranch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Katy Trail State Park, then get lost in a book at The National Churchill Museum, and finally walk around Lions-Stephens Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, stroll around Cosmo Park, then walk around Twin Lakes Recreation Area, and finally relax in the rural setting at Shryocks Callaway Farms.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbia journey site .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Columbia takes 2.5 hours. In November in Columbia, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Boonville, The National Churchill Museum
Highlights from your plan
The National Churchill Museum
The National Churchill Museum
Warm Springs Ranch ©
Warm Springs Ranch
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area ©
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven) and Thierbach Orchards & Berry Farm (in Marthasville). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, stroll around Tilles Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Columbia to Saint Louis in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Thierbach Orchards & Berry Farm, Pinckney Bend Distillery
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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