5 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Kansas City
— 1 day
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Grandview
— 1 night
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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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 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City online road trip planner.

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Kansas City. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grandview.
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Grandview — 1 night

Grandview is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Harry S. Truman Farm Home and then stroll around Gezer Park.

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Grandview is just a short distance from Kansas City. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Branson.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): cool off at Silver Dollar City. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at College of the Ozarks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, then find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster, and finally take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Branson trip planner.

You can drive from Grandview to Branson in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, then get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, and finally stroll around Tilles Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Saint Louis day trip app.

You can drive from Branson to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) 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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