3 days in Missouri Itinerary

3 days in Missouri Itinerary

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3 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
bus:  3​h
1
Kansas City
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Des Moines

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum, then get your bearings at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and then examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kansas City travel website .

Des Moines to Kansas City is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also drive; 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 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums

Side Trip

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, kick back and relax at Moonshine Beach, and then stop by Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson, then explore and take pictures at The Track Family Fun Parks, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Branson trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Zipline
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson ©

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