8 days in Missouri, Fort Worth & Maryland Itinerary

8 days in Missouri, Fort Worth & Maryland Itinerary

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8 days in Missouri, Fort Worth & Maryland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Fort Worth
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Baltimore
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
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 photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kansas City trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kansas City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Kansas City, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games
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National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 14th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City, and then trek along Table Rock Lakeshore Trail. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, then get great views at College of the Ozarks, then contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and finally get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Branson vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Branson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Nature

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Table Rock Lake
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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, and then see the interesting displays at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Branson to Fort Worth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Branson in October: high temperatures in Fort Worth hover around 82°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip tool .

You can fly from Fort Worth to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Worth in October; daily highs in Saint Louis reach 72°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Knill's Farm Market, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience. On your second day here, try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, then shop like a local with Diehl's Produce Market, and finally brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Baltimore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Baltimore is 1 hour. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, Baltimore is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Diehl's Produce Market, U.S. Naval Academy, Knill's Farm Market, Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©

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