16 days in Missouri Itinerary

16 days in Missouri Itinerary

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16 days in Missouri Itinerary

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

5
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.
National WWI Museum and Memorial and Harry S. Truman Library and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bingham Waggoner Estate and Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kansas City side-trips: Weston (Pirtle Winery & Holladay Distillery), Missouri Star Quilt Company (in Hamilton) and Brass Armadillo Antique Mall - KC (in Grain Valley). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Country Club Plaza, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City attractions planning tool .

Phoenix to Kansas City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Kansas City. When traveling from Phoenix in April, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Kansas City: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Independence, Weston, Brass Armadillo Antique Mall - KC, Cinder Block Brewery, Missouri Star Quilt Company
Highlights from your plan
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4
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.
Do your shopping at Branson Landing and Downtown Antiques Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Branson: Heather Hill Farms (in Ozark) and Springfield (Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World & Sequiota Park). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, cool off at Silver Dollar City, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Branson trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kansas City to Branson by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Springfield, Heather Hill Farms, National Tiger Sanctuary, Downtown Antiques Mall
Highlights from your plan
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©

1
night
Osage Beach

Osage Beach ©
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. On the 11th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Horseshoe Bend Brewing Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, then look for gifts at Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, and finally play a few rounds at Lake Valley Golf & Country Club.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Osage Beach day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Branson to Osage Beach takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Osage Beach are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Breweries & Distilleries Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Ozark, Lake Valley Golf & Country Club
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Distillery and Brewery ©
Ozark Distillery and Brewery
Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC ©
Harmy's Cheese Store & More, LLC
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©

5
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and John Colter Memorial are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Old Village Mercantile or Kirkwood Farmers’ Market. Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Missouri Artists on Main Gallery (in Saint Charles), Persimmon Ridge Winery (in Barnhart) and New Haven (Astral Glass Studio and Gallery & Pinckney Bend Distillery). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at ASL Pewter.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis day trip planner.

Drive from Osage Beach to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Haven, Sainte Genevieve, Sachs Butterfly House, Old Village Mercantile, Missouri Artists on Main Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery

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