6 days in Missouri Itinerary

6 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip planner

Make it your trip
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Springfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hit the slopes at Snow Creek and then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Kaleidoscope and then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City online trip planner.

Indianapolis to Kansas City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Kansas City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in January, you will find days in Kansas City are somewhat warmer (42°F), and nights are about the same (23°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Springfield

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Dickerson Park Zoo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, and then engage your brain at Discovery Center of Springfield.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Springfield takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Saint Louis

— 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at City Museum, explore the galleries of Campbell House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis online trip maker.

Getting from Springfield to Saint Louis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.