9 days in Missouri Itinerary

9 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Branson
— 3 nights
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Mansfield
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Hannibal
— 2 nights
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Branson — 3 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Top of the Rock and Veterans Memorial Museum. Get in touch with nature at National Tiger Sanctuary and Talking Rocks Cavern. Take a break from Branson with a short trip to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, find something for the whole family at Arcade City, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Branson road trip planner.

Green Bay to Branson is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June, Branson is a bit warmer than Green Bay - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mansfield.
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Mansfield — 1 night

Mansfield is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mansfield Cemetery and then take an in-depth tour of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mansfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Mansfield takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mansfield are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kansas City.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Kansas City — 2 nights

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 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and then examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial and then get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip planner.

You can drive from Mansfield to Kansas City in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kansas City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Hannibal.
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Museums · Shopping
Side Trip

Hannibal — 2 nights

Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. On the 4th (Mon), get great views at Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and then get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours).

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hannibal planning website.

Getting from Kansas City to Hannibal by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kansas City in July since evenings lows in Hannibal dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Missouri travel guide

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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.
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