4 days in Missouri Itinerary

4 days in Missouri Itinerary

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4 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Branson
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Branson trip planner.

New York City to Branson is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Branson, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, Table Rock Lake
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Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum ©
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Louis Zoo, then don't miss a visit to The Gateway Arch, and then see the interesting displays at City Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Branson to Saint Louis by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
City Museum ©
City Museum
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at National World War I Museum and Memorial, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cinder Block Brewery
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National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Cinder Block Brewery ©
Cinder Block Brewery

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