6 days in Saint Louis, Branson & Kansas City Itinerary

6 days in Saint Louis, Branson & Kansas City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri sightseeing planner

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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Branson
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Gateway Arch. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, walk around Forest Park, and examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis day trip planning tool.

Iowa City to Saint Louis is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. You'll set off for Branson on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Branson

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Silver Dollar City to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a splash at Silver Dollar City.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Branson trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Branson, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
On the 11th (Fri), learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial and then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City day trip website.

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. June in Kansas City sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums

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.