21 days in Missouri Itinerary

21 days in Missouri Itinerary

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21 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Branson
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kansas City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Columbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hermann
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saint Louis
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

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.
Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Springfield (Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World & Fantastic Caverns) and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe). There's much more to do: cool off at Silver Dollar City, explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Branson trip itinerary maker site .

New York City to Branson is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Branson due to the time zone difference. In July in Branson, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Springfield, Table Rock Lake, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

4
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.
Kansas City is known for museums, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Kansas City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Jesse James Bank Museum
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

3
nights
Columbia

Columbia
Columbia is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Jefferson City (Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza, Missouri State Capitol, & more), Osage Beach (Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace, Bagnell Dam, & more) and The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Bridal Cave, wander the wide-open spaces of Warm Springs Ranch, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Columbia road trip website .

Drive from Kansas City to Columbia in 2 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Columbia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hermann.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jefferson City, Osage Beach, The National Churchill Museum, Bridal Cave, Warm Springs Ranch
Highlights from your plan
The National Churchill Museum
The National Churchill Museum
Warm Springs Ranch ©
Warm Springs Ranch
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary

3
nights
Hermann

Hermann ©
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Hannibal (Mark Twain Boyhood Home, Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, & more) and Meramec Caverns (in Stanton). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery, and get to know the fascinating history of John Colter Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hermann trip planning website .

Drive from Columbia to Hermann in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hermann can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hermann

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hannibal, New Haven, Meramec Caverns, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Pinckney Bend Distillery ©
Pinckney Bend Distillery
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Zipline

6
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis Zoo has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch, see the interesting displays at City Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip planning website .

Drive from Hermann to Saint Louis in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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