8 days in Branson & Kansas City Itinerary

8 days in Branson & Kansas City Itinerary

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8 days in Branson & Kansas City Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kansas City
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
End: Des Moines

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (in Bentonville) and Eureka Springs (Thorncrown Chapel & The Barn Shoppes). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City, ponder the design of Dancing Water Fountain, examine the collection at Titanic Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Branson online trip maker .

Des Moines to Branson is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Des Moines in December; daily highs in Branson reach 48°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Table Rock Lake
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Weston (Holladay Distillery & Celtic Ranch). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Union Station, and get your game on at Blade & Timber.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Overland Park, Weston, 1950s All-Electric House, Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, Cathedral of Saint Peter
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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