8 days in Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip planner

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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 3 nights
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis

— 2 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 Forest Park. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Jewel Box, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Nashville to Saint Louis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Branson

— 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.
Kids will enjoy Silver Dollar City and Arcade City. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Titanic Museum, take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook, gain insight at College of the Ozarks, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

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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 September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kansas City

— 2 nights

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 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Union Station, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Stone Church.

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You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.