11 days in Missouri Itinerary

11 days in Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Missouri route planner

Make it your trip
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Osage Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Columbia
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Holladay Distillery in Weston (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, deepen your understanding at Kaleidoscope, learn the secrets of beer at Barley Bus Tours, and steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City online vacation planner.

Minneapolis to Kansas City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, expect Kansas City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Sun) at Silver Dollar City. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Branson trip planning site.

You can drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Osage Beach.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Osage Beach

— 1 night
Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Bridal Cave, then admire the majestic nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, then play a few rounds at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ozark Distillery and Brewery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Osage Beach day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Branson to Osage Beach in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Osage Beach

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbia

— 1 night
Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Warm Springs Ranch, then immerse yourself in nature at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, and then learn the secrets of beer at Columbia Culinary Tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Columbia trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Osage Beach to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. June in Columbia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbia

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 3 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.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Gateway Arch, stroll around Tilles Park, get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis travel planner.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Saint Louis takes 2 hours. June in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.