7 days in Missouri Itinerary

7 days in Missouri Itinerary

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7 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hannibal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hermann
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum and then stop by Kansas City River Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kansas City online sightseeing planner .

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kansas City is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Independence
Highlights from your plan
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stop by Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10, then identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Branson, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Crooked Sky Trading Post, identify plant and animal life at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and then stroll through Moonshine Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Branson online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Branson are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Zipline

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, and then contemplate the long history of The Gateway Arch.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hannibal.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

1
night
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion, enjoy the sea views from Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Mark Twain Boyhood Home, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hannibal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Hannibal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Hannibal are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hermann.

Things to do in Hannibal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse ©
Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse

1
night
Hermann

Hermann ©
Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Deutschheim State Historic Site, do a tasting at Adam Puchta Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hermann online road trip planner .

Drive from Hannibal to Hermann in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hermann

Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery
Adam Puchta Winery ©
Adam Puchta Winery
Deutschheim State Historic Site ©
Deutschheim State Historic Site

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