5 days in Missouri Itinerary

5 days in Missouri Itinerary

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5 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Houston

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, then examine the collection at City Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis journey maker site .

Houston to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in August: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 87°F and lows are around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): make a splash at Silver Dollar City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at College of the Ozarks, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and finally look for gifts at Crooked Sky Trading Post.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Branson trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks

1
night
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 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at National World War I Museum and Memorial, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games
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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

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