9 days in Missouri Itinerary

9 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri trip itinerary maker

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Fly to Fayetteville, Drive to Branson
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Branson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Higginsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hannibal
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Branson

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Branson trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Branson is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Higginsville.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Museums

Higginsville

— 1 night
Higginsville is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri. On the 6th (Mon), take in the history at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site and then steep yourself in history at Confederate Memorial State Historic Site.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Higginsville trip planner.

Drive from Branson to Higginsville in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Higginsville

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.
On the 7th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Jesse James Bank Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Arabia Steamboat Museum, steep yourself in history at Union Station, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally steep yourself in history at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kansas City vacation planner.

You can drive from Higginsville to Kansas City in an hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kansas City when traveling from Higginsville in August, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and City Museum. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, walk around Forest Park, get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, and see where the action happens at Busch Stadium.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis route maker.

You can drive from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. August in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hannibal.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Hannibal

Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse and then get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hannibal road trip planning app.

Drive from Saint Louis to Hannibal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hannibal, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hannibal

Museums · Historic Sites

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.