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.
Family-friendly places like Silver Dollar City and Titanic Museum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, and Head underground at Marvel Cave.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Branson trip itinerary 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, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car 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 learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kansas City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. September in Kansas City sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly 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.
Attractions like The Gateway Arch and Missouri Botanical Garden make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and don't miss a visit to Old Courthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online route planner.

You can fly from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City in September, plan for little chillier nights in Saint Louis, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can 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.