5 days in Missouri Itinerary

5 days in Missouri Itinerary

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5 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Kansas City
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Jefferson City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hannibal
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

few
hours
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 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and then examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary app .

Washington DC to Kansas City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. May in Kansas City sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums

Side Trip

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball 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 3rd (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wilderness Chapel, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Veterans Memorial Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Branson trip planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, National Tiger Sanctuary
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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

1
night
Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. On the 5th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Grindstone Nature Area, get engrossed in the history at Missouri State Museum, contemplate the long history of Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at Missouri State Capitol, then contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary, and finally get engrossed in the history at Missouri State Penitentiary Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jefferson City trip planner .

Drive from Branson to Jefferson City in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hannibal.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Grindstone Nature Area
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Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary
Missouri State Capitol ©
Missouri State Capitol
Grindstone Nature Area ©
Grindstone Nature Area

1
night
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): Head underground at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, then steep yourself in history at Mark Twain Boyhood Home, and then get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hannibal trip planner .

Drive from Jefferson City to Hannibal in 2 hours. May in Hannibal sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hannibal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home

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