12 days in Dover & Missouri Itinerary

12 days in Dover & Missouri Itinerary

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12 days in Dover & Missouri Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  3​h
1
Dover
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Osage Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Henlopen State Park (in Lewes), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Escape Rehoboth (in Rehoboth Beach). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and examine the collection at Brandywine River Museum of Art.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dover day trip planner.

New York City to Dover is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dover are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Dover

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Escape Rehoboth, Longwood Gardens, Cape Henlopen State Park
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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library

1
day
Osage Beach

Osage Beach ©
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osage Beach trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Dover to Osage Beach with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dover to Osage Beach due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Osage Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ha Ha Tonka State Park
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Ozark Distillery and Brewery ©
Ozark Distillery and Brewery
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Fri) at Silver Dollar City. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Branson trip planner .

You can drive from Osage Beach to Branson in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, Table Rock Lake
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Step out of Saint Louis with an excursion to Bike Stop Outpost in Saint Charles--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and get your game on at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online tour planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bike Stop Outpost
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The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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.
On the 30th (Tue), have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Kauffman Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then ponder the design of J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, and then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip site .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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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

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