7 days in Missouri Itinerary

7 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Gateway Arch and Saint Louis Zoo. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, and walk around Forest Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip planning site.

Indianapolis to Saint Louis is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Branson

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Branson's Promised Land Zoo and then bet on your favorite at The Track Family Fun Parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and then cool off at Silver Dollar City.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Branson trip website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Kansas City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): meet the residents at Kansas City Zoo and then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Kansas City online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Missouri travel guide

4.6
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.