8 days in Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Kansas City
— 1 night
Saint Louis
— 3 nights



— 3 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Silver Dollar City and Arcade City. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster, Head underground at Marvel Cave, and get great views at College of the Ozarks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Branson vacation planner.

Chicago to Branson is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kansas City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City


Saint Louis

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Gateway Arch and Saint Louis Zoo. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old Courthouse.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint Louis when traveling from Kansas City in September, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Missouri travel guide

Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.