7 days in Missouri Itinerary

7 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip planner

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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Branson
— 1 night
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Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis, look for all kinds of wild species at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then walk around Forest Park, then examine the collection at City Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Cleveland to Saint Louis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cleveland in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at World's Largest Toy Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum.

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You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Branson sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Branson

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Springfield

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Smallin Civil War Cave, steep yourself in history at Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, then explore the activities along Valley Watermill Park, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Fantastic Caverns. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, look for all kinds of wild species at Springfield Conservation Nature Center, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sequiota Park, and finally examine the collection at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Springfield online trip builder.

You can drive from Branson to Springfield in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): gain insight at Kaleidoscope, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and then steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City online itinerary planner.

Drive from Springfield to Kansas City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Kansas City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens 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.