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 45​min
1
Kansas City
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Jefferson City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hannibal
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + foot:  7​h
End: New York City

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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.
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary builder tool .

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Kansas City hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum

3
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.
Visiting National Tiger Sanctuary and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Fishing Charters & Tours will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, putt your heart out at Talking Rocks Cavern, see the interesting displays at World's Largest Toy Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Branson road trip app .

Drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Branson, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

National Tiger Sanctuary, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

1
night
Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Missouri State Museum, contemplate the long history of Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at Missouri State Capitol, then steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary, and finally take an in-depth tour of Missouri State Penitentiary Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jefferson City attractions website .

Traveling by car from Branson to Jefferson City takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary
Missouri State Capitol
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson Landing State Historic Site ©

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, have fun and explore at The Magic House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, and finally examine the collection at City Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis route builder site .

You can drive from Jefferson City to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hannibal.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion, then appreciate the history behind Tom Sawyer' Statue, and then contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hannibal trip planning website .

Getting from Saint Louis to Hannibal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hannibal

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Tom Sawyer' Statue ©
Tom Sawyer' Statue

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