7 days in Missouri Itinerary

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Fly to Fayetteville, Drive to Branson
— 2 nights
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Saint Louis
— 2 nights


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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Mon) at Silver Dollar City. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster, admire the natural beauty at College of the Ozarks, and squeeze the most out of the city with VIP Tours of Branson.

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Nashville to Branson is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.
Theme Parks · Tours · Wineries · Parks
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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 5th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, then explore the galleries of Kaleidoscope, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, then examine the collection at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Saint Louis.
Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Saint Louis — 2 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.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, and finally see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, revel in the low prices at Herbaria, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, and finally stroll around Forest Park.

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Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Saint Louis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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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.