8 days in Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Fly
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive
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Hermann
— 1 night
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly

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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Gateway Arch, then take in the local highlights with STL Haunted History, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip itinerary maker app.

Minneapolis to Saint Louis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Saint Louis is somewhat warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hermann.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Hermann

Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, contemplate the long history of Deutschheim State Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Robller Vineyard, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of John Colter Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Hermann trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Hermann by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hermann are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Hermann

Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Tue) at Silver Dollar City. There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson, get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, learn more about the world around you at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Branson vacation planning site.

Drive from Hermann to Branson in 3.5 hours. In October in Branson, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Holladay Distillery, then learn about winemaking at Pirtle Winery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Stone Church, then steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, then learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

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You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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.