8 days in Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Missouri Itinerary

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8 days in Missouri Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
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 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City online sightseeing 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 moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Kansas City hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cinder Block Brewery, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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

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 12th (Sun) at Silver Dollar City. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, get great views at College of the Ozarks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wilderness Chapel.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Branson trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Branson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Branson sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
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: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, stroll around Forest Park, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Busch Stadium.

Before you visit Saint Louis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

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

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