9 days in Missouri Itinerary

9 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osage Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 1 night
Drive
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Kansas City
— 1 day
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Saint Louis

— 4 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Step out of Saint Louis with an excursion to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield--about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Gateway Arch, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, sample the fine beverages at StilL 630 Distillery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip planner.

Sacramento to Saint Louis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. September in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Osage Beach

— 2 nights
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. On the 28th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Missouri State Capitol, then contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary, and then tee off at Osage National Golf Club. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, then learn about winemaking at Seven Springs Winery, then sample the fine beverages at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, and finally tee off at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Osage Beach attractions planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Osage Beach in 3 hours. In September in Osage Beach, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Branson

— 1 night

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 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson, and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Branson route planner.

Getting from Osage Beach to Branson by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Branson are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Kansas City

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City route app.

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Missouri travel guide

4.6
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.

Lake of the Ozarks travel guide

4.2
State Parks · Caves · Factory Outlets