8 days in Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Missouri Itinerary

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8 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Independence
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Saint Louis

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Gateway Arch, meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Missouri Botanical Garden.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis tour itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Saint Louis. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Tue) at Silver Dollar City. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, admire the natural beauty at College of the Ozarks, ponder the design of Dancing Water Fountain, and identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Branson trip site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Independence.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

2
nights
Independence

Independence ©
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. On the 10th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National World War I Museum and Memorial, and then explore and take pictures at Kauffman Stadium.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Independence sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Independence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Independence sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Independence

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kansas City
Highlights from your plan
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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