7 days in Missouri Itinerary

7 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri journey builder

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Saint Louis
— 1 day
Drive
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Hannibal
— 1 night
Drive
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Drive

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Saint Louis

— 1 day

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, and finally see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Saint Louis. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hannibal.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hannibal

— 1 night
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. On the 17th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Mark Twain Boyhood Home, then Head underground at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, and finally head outdoors with Lovers Leap.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hannibal travel planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Hannibal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Hannibal, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Hannibal

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.
On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Arabia Steamboat Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then see the interesting displays at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Stone Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Smithville Lake.

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Getting from Hannibal to Kansas City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Veterans Memorial Museum. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and explore the fascinating underground world of Marvel Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Branson day trip planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.