11 days in Missouri Itinerary

11 days in Missouri Itinerary

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11 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermann
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Osage Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Campbell House Museum and Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Jefferson Barracks Historic Park and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, steep yourself in history at City Hall, indulge your taste buds at Kirkwood Farmers’ Market, and examine the collection at National Blues Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis holiday maker website .

Chicago to Saint Louis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hermann.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
National Blues Museum ©
National Blues Museum

1
night
Hermann

Hermann ©
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stop by Sugar Momma's, sample the tasty concoctions at Tin Mill Brewing Company, browse the different shops at Hermann's Attic Antique Mall, then learn about winemaking at Hermannhof Vineyards, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Astral Glass Studio and Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hermann trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Saint Louis to Hermann in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hermann are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Hermann

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Astral Glass Studio and Gallery
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Sugar Momma's ©
Sugar Momma's
Astral Glass Studio and Gallery ©
Astral Glass Studio and Gallery
Hermann's Attic Antique Mall ©
Hermann's Attic Antique Mall

1
night
Osage Beach

Osage Beach ©
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. On the 1st (Mon), look for gifts at Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC, tee off at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osage Beach trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hermann to Osage Beach takes 2 hours. June in Osage Beach sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Outdoors Golf Shopping

Side Trip

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
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Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC ©
Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©

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 off the beaten path and head to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and Spas. Eureka Springs Historical Downtown and Veterans Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Branson side-trips: Eureka Springs (Eureka Springs Historical Museum, Blue Spring Heritage Center, & more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Crooked Sky Trading Post, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Shrine of the Holy Spirit, get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook, and have some family-friendly fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Branson trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Osage Beach to Branson in 2.5 hours. July in Branson sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Eureka Springs
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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Veterans Memorial Museum ©
Veterans Memorial Museum
Eureka Springs Historical Downtown ©

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 Cabela's and Kaleidoscope. Jesse James Birthplace Museum and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tom's Town Distilling Co., admire the local landmark of KC Fountains, examine the collection at The Money Museum, and admire the natural beauty at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City online travel route builder .

Getting from Branson to Kansas City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. July in Kansas City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cabela's, Jesse James Birthplace Museum
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Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
The College Basketball Experience ©

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