6 days in Detroit & Missouri Itinerary

6 days in Detroit & Missouri Itinerary

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6 days in Detroit & Missouri Itinerary

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

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Elizabeth Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Dearborn, Elizabeth Park
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, then examine the collection at City Museum, then contemplate the long history of Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Detroit, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 13th (Sat), cool off at Silver Dollar City. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, then browse the different shops at Branson Landing, and finally look for gifts at Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Branson tour itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

National Tiger Sanctuary
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, examine the collection at Bingham Waggoner Estate, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Country Club Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Moon Marble Company and then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City day trip site .

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Kansas City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Independence, Moon Marble Company
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Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
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