4 days in Saint Louis & Branson Itinerary

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Saint Louis — 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then look and learn at James S. McDonnell Planetarium.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis day trip planner.

Washington DC to Saint Louis 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 Washington DC in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint Louis, with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Branson.
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Branson — 3 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've added Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, Marvel Cave, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium At The Boardwalk.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Branson tour planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In November in Branson, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 38°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

On the 21st (Mon), get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Saint Louis vacation planner.

You can drive from Branson to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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