12 days in Missouri Itinerary

12 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip maker
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— 3 nights
— 1 night
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Kansas City
— 3 nights


Branson — 3 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kids will enjoy Silver Dollar City and Table Rock Lake. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson trip itinerary planning website.

Los Angeles to Branson is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Branson. In June in Branson, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eminence.
Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips

Eminence — 1 night

Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Eminence trip builder tool.

You can drive from Branson to Eminence in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daytime highs in Eminence are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.
Parks · Nature

Saint Louis — 4 nights

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Saint Louis Zoo and Missouri Botanical Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Elephant Rocks State Park (in Belleview) and Onondaga Cave (in Leasburg). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, stop by Herbaria, walk around Forest Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis sightseeing planner.

Getting from Eminence to Saint Louis by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Kansas City.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Kansas City — 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like National WWI Museum and Memorial and Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, see the sky in a new way at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, and shop like a local with Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City day trip site.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Missouri travel guide

Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.