7 days in Missouri Itinerary

7 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri travel route maker

Make it your trip
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Kids will enjoy The Gateway Arch and Saint Louis Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at City Museum, explore the galleries of Campbell House Museum, ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, and walk around Forest Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip planner.

Indianapolis to Saint Louis is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Silver Dollar City and The Track Family Fun Parks. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, get in on the family fun at Arcade City, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Branson travel planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City vacation planner.

Drive from Branson to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

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Missouri travel guide

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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.