6 days in Missouri Itinerary

6 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri holiday planner

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Saint Louis
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Kansas City
— 1 night


Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary maker tool.

Omaha to Saint Louis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours


— 3 nights

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.
Branson is known for nightlife, theme parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at Silver Dollar City, get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster, get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Branson attractions planner.

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 October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Kansas City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial and then explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kansas City


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.