7 days in Missouri Itinerary

7 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip planner
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Kansas City
— 1 day
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


Kansas City — 1 day

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 24th (Sun), explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Kansas City to Kansas City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Saint Louis.
Museums · Fun & Games

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Gateway Arch and Saint Louis Zoo. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at City Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, engage your brain at Saint Louis Science Center, and have fun and explore at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum.

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Fly from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Branson.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Branson — 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Silver Dollar City and Arcade City. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, browse the different shops at The Copper Coin, and get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster.

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Getting from Saint Louis to Branson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Branson are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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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.