8 days in Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Missouri Itinerary

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8 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: Aldie
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Aldie

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: pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online visit planner .

Aldie to Saint Louis is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aldie to Saint Louis. In July, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, then look for gifts at Crooked Sky Trading Post, then find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, get your game on at Buster's Old Time Photos, then take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, and finally get your game on at Escape Code.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Branson driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thorncrown Chapel, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, get your bearings at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Peter, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Estate, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas City Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip planner .

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence, Cathedral of Saint Peter
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
Room Escape Games
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial

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