9 days in Missouri & Northwest Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Missouri & Northwest Arkansas Itinerary

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Start: Baxter
Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Kansas City
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Eminence
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
End: Baxter

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Kansas City

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.
On the 6th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City road trip planner.

Baxter to Kansas City is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Baxter in August; daily highs in Kansas City reach 87°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cinder Block Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Cinder Block Brewery ©
Cinder Block Brewery

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, and then get your game on at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis. On the next day, stroll around Forest Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis tour builder tool.

You can drive from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

1
night
Eminence

Eminence
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Eminence road trip planning website.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Eminence in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Eminence are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Eminence

Nature Parks

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): cool off at Silver Dollar City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Branson day trip site.

Drive from Eminence to Branson in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

National Tiger Sanctuary, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

2
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, thenadmire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and finally walk around Basin Spring Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Make your Eureka Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Branson to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Fishing Charters & Tours
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ©
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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