15 days in Faribault, Saint Louis & Branson Itinerary

15 days in Faribault, Saint Louis & Branson Itinerary

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15 days in Faribault, Saint Louis & Branson Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Faribault
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Branson
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Faribault

Faribault ©
Faribault is a city in Rice County, Minnesota, United States. Take a break from the city and head to The Meadows at Mystic Lake and National Eagle Center. Explore Faribault's surroundings by going to Canterbury Park (in Shakopee), Next Chapter Winery (in New Prague) and Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve (in Savage). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Whitewater State Park, snap pictures at Zumbrota Covered Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at River Bend Nature Center.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Faribault tour itinerary maker tool .

Minneapolis to Faribault is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July in Faribault, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Faribault

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Meadows at Mystic Lake, Whitewater State Park, Next Chapter Winery, Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, National Eagle Center
Highlights from your plan
River Bend Nature Center ©
River Bend Nature Center
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve ©
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Take a break from the city and head to Saint Louis Zoo and Elephant Rocks State Park. Popular historic sites such as The Gateway Arch and Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis are in your itinerary. Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Old Village Mercantile (in Caledonia) and Stone Hill Winery (in Hermann). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Missouri Botanical Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewel Box, relax in the rural setting at Grant's Farm, and stroll through Forest Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Faribault to Saint Louis with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Faribault in July, with highs in Saint Louis at 89°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sachs Butterfly House, Elephant Rocks State Park, Old Village Mercantile, Stone Hill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Elephant Rocks State Park ©
Elephant Rocks State Park
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

6
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 out of the city life by going to Moonshine Beach and Blanchard Springs Caverns. Head to Branson Landing and Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10for plenty of shopping. Step out of Branson with an excursion to Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7 in Eureka Springs--about 1 hour away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Fri) at Silver Dollar City. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, examine the collection at Titanic Museum, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets, and trek along Table Rock Lakeshore Trail.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Branson journey builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Branson sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

National Tiger Sanctuary, Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Branson Landing ©
Branson Landing
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary

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