12 days in Missouri Itinerary

12 days in Missouri Itinerary

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12 days in Missouri Itinerary

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kansas City: Weston (Holladay Distillery & Pirtle Winery). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, admire the natural beauty at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kansas City trip maker app .

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. August in Kansas City sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Osage Beach.

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
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games

1
night
Osage Beach

Osage Beach ©
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, then sample the fine beverages at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osage Beach holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Osage Beach takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kansas City in August since evenings lows in Osage Beach dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Nature

Side Trip

Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Highlights from your plan
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.
Branson is known for nightlife, theme parks, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at Silver Dollar City, learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, putt your heart out at Bigfoot Fun Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Branson trip builder tool .

You can drive from Osage Beach to Branson in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton), Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven) and Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The National Churchill Museum, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Elephant Rocks State Park, St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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