8 days in Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Fly
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive to Fayetteville, Fly to New York La Guardia

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Kansas City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Kansas City River Market and then have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City day trip app.

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Kansas City, with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Family-friendly places like Saint Louis Zoo and The Gateway Arch will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, catch a live event at Busch Stadium, examine the collection at City Museum, and don't miss a visit to Citygarden.

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Traveling by car from Kansas City to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

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Branson

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.
On the 26th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at College of the Ozarks, then get a new perspective on nature at Branson Dinosaur Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum.

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You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Branson, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Missouri travel guide

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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.