8 days in Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip maker

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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Hannibal
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Branson
— 4 nights
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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 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Arabia Steamboat Museum, then examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and then take a stroll through Country Club Plaza. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Harry S Truman National Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, and then get curious at Science City.

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Albuquerque to Kansas City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Kansas City. When traveling from Albuquerque in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kansas City: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hannibal.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hannibal

— 1 night
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours), steep yourself in history at Mark Twain Boyhood Home, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, and finally see the interesting displays at Molly Brown Museum and Home.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hannibal sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Hannibal takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kansas City in July, plan for little chillier nights in Hannibal, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Hannibal

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Saint Louis

— 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, then relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, and then have fun and explore at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis vacation maker site.

You can drive from Hannibal to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Branson

— 4 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and Runaway Mountain Coaster. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, Head underground at Talking Rocks Cavern, and get in on the family fun at The Branson Coaster.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Branson itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.