9 days in Missouri & Northwest Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Missouri & Northwest Arkansas Itinerary

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9 days in Missouri & Northwest Arkansas Itinerary

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
Fly:  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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City day trip site .

Baxter to Kansas City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Baxter in August, expect Kansas City to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cinder Block Brewery
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Room Escape Games
Cinder Block Brewery ©
Cinder Block Brewery

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 7th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation 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. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Forest Park, then admire all the interesting features of Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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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 reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eminence trip planner .

You can drive from Saint Louis to Eminence in 3 hours. In August in Eminence, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Eminence

Nature Parks

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a splash at Silver Dollar City. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Branson trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Eminence to Branson in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 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 Wildlife

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, National Tiger Sanctuary
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Basin Spring Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs route planning site .

Getting from Branson to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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

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