22 days in Missouri & Los Angeles Itinerary

22 days in Missouri & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Jefferson City
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Branson
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights
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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Get a sense of the local culture at City Museum and Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Bring the kids along to Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and The Gateway Arch. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: World Bird Sanctuary (in Valley Park), West Alton (Audubon Center at Riverlands & Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary) and Silver Mines Recreation Area (in Fredericktown). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, take in the exciting artwork at Missouri Artists on Main Gallery, and walk around Forest Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis online trip maker.

New York City to Saint Louis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Jefferson City

Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Runge Conservation Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The National Churchill Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grindstone Nature Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jefferson City trip tool.

Getting from Saint Louis to Jefferson City by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March in Jefferson City, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Kansas City

City of Fountains

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.
Get some historical perspective at Union Station and Jesse James Bank Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at National WWI Museum and Memorial and Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate. Step out of Kansas City to go to Blue Springs and see Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, test your team's savvy at The Exit Room, take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and examine the collection at Museum of Illusions.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Kansas City takes 2.5 hours. March in Kansas City sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Branson

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

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 Runaway Mountain Coaster. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Springfield Conservation Nature Center (in Springfield) and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and identify plant and animal life at Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Top of the Rock.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Branson travel route planning app.

Drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Branson sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

8
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier make great kid-friendly stops. Visit Hollywood Walk of Fame and Ocean Avenue for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Lovell Beach House (in Newport Beach), Montanez Adobe (in San Juan Capistrano) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Eco-Adventure Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

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Getting from Branson to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Branson to Los Angeles. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Branson in March: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 74°F and lows are around 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

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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.