12 days in Missouri Itinerary

12 days in Missouri Itinerary

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12 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Saint Joseph
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Fort Leonard Wood
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  24​h
End: Boracay

1
day
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pony Express Museum, then see the interesting displays at Patee House Museum, then examine the collection at Glore Psychiatric Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Walter Cronkite Memorial.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint Joseph sightseeing planning tool .

Boracay, Philippines to Saint Joseph is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to Saint Joseph is minus 14 hours. Traveling from Boracay in May, you will find days in Saint Joseph are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum
Glore Psychiatric Museum ©
Glore Psychiatric Museum

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 4th (Sat), get curious at Science City, see the sky in a new way at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, then take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, and finally look for gifts at Kansas City River Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then take a stroll through Country Club Plaza, then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and finally examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kansas City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Kansas City in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Kansas City are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium and Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Heather Hill Farms (in Ozark) and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (in Springfield). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, examine the collection at World's Largest Toy Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Buster's Old Time Photos, and get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Branson travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Branson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Branson sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Leonard Wood.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Springfield, Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, Heather Hill Farms, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Veterans Memorial Museum ©
Veterans Memorial Museum

1
night
Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood ©
Fort Leonard Wood is a United States Army installation located in the Missouri Ozarks. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): snap pictures at Devil's Elbow Bridge, learn about all things military at US Army Chemical Corps Museum, learn about all things military at US Army Military Police Corps Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Leonard Wood Museum, and finally learn about all things military at US Army Engineer Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Leonard Wood tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Branson to Fort Leonard Wood in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Fort Leonard Wood

Museums

Side Trip

Devil's Elbow Bridge
Highlights from your plan
US Army Chemical Corps Museum ©
US Army Chemical Corps Museum
Devil's Elbow Bridge ©
Devil's Elbow Bridge

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, then engage your brain at Saint Louis Science Center, and then see the interesting displays at City Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, admire all the interesting features of Grant's Farm, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

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

Getting from Fort Leonard Wood to Saint Louis by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Science Center ©
Saint Louis Science Center

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