5 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Missouri travel planner
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— 2 nights
Kansas City
— 1 night
Saint Louis
— 1 night


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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Silver Dollar City and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, trek along Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Branson online trip builder.

Atlanta to Branson is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in October, expect Branson to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.
Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Kansas City — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by DelBrenna Jewelry In KC, explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kansas City holiday maker site.

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then make a trip to The Gateway Arch, then examine the collection at City Museum, and finally get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis online trip builder.

Fly from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Missouri travel guide

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.