5 days in Missouri Itinerary

5 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri holiday planner

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Fly
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Saint Louis
— 1 day
Drive
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Camdenton
— 1 night
Drive
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Branson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive

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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 22nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then see the interesting displays at Campbell House Museum, and then take a stroll through Lafayette Square.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis road trip app.

Des Moines to Saint Louis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Camdenton.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Camdenton

Camdenton is a city in Camden County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): play a few rounds at Lake Valley Golf & Country Club, then immerse yourself in nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, and then tee off at Golf at Old Kinderhook.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Camdenton tour planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Camdenton in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Camdenton

Golf · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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Branson

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, then tee off at Top of the Rock Golf Course, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Historic Downtown Branson, browse the different shops at Branson Landing, then browse the different shops at The Copper Coin, and finally take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Branson planning app.

Traveling by car from Camdenton to Branson takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Branson are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Outdoors · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Kansas City

City of Fountains

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 26th (Wed): learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, and then get lost in a book at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kansas City driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Missouri travel guide

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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.