5 days in Missouri & Lookout Mountain Itinerary

5 days in Missouri & Lookout Mountain Itinerary

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Saint Louis
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to Springfield Branson National Airport, Fly to Lovell Field, Drive to Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain
— 2 nights


Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Herbaria, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then make a trip to The Gateway Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo, and then walk around Tilles Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary app.

Belleville to Saint Louis is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites


— 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Branson road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Branson are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Lookout Mountain.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks
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Lookout Mountain

— 2 nights
Lookout Mountain is a town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), get great views at Rock City, look for all kinds of wild species at G3 Adventures, and then admire the majestic nature at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Sunset Rock, then take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and then take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lookout Mountain trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Branson to Lookout Mountain with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Lookout Mountain. In March, daytime highs in Lookout Mountain are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lookout Mountain

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Missouri travel guide

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.