5 days in Missouri Itinerary

5 days in Missouri Itinerary

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5 days in Missouri Itinerary

Little Rock
Drive:  6​h
Independence
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Branson
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Little Rock

1
day
Independence

Independence is the fourth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Harry S Truman National Historic Site (Truman Home), then take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and then try to win big at Harrah's North Kansas City.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Independence vacation trip planner.

Little Rock to Independence is an approximately 7.5-hour car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In February, Independence is slightly colder than Little Rock - with highs of 42°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Independence

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Harrah's North Kansas City
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1
day
Branson

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): traverse land and water with a duck tour, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and then cool off at Silver Dollar City.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Independence to Branson in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Branson are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Tours Museums
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Silver Dollar City
Titanic Museum
Duck Tours

3
days
Saint Louis

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for sightseeing, museums, zoos & aquariums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Gateway Arch, ponder the world of politics at St. Louis City Hall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis tour planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. February in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

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Missouri Botanical Garden
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo