10 days in Branson & Louisville Itinerary

10 days in Branson & Louisville Itinerary

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10 days in Branson & Louisville Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
car:  8​h 30​min
1
Branson
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Louisville
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

4
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Get out of town with these interesting Branson side-trips: Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista), Eureka Springs (Thorncrown Chapel, The Barn Shoppes, & more) and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (in Bentonville). There's still lots to do: cool off at Silver Dollar City, stop by The Copper Coin, don't miss a visit to Dancing Water Fountain, and identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Branson day trip planner .

Cleveland to Branson is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cleveland to Branson, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cleveland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Branson, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel

4
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green), Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park) and Onyx Cave (in Cave City). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Louisville Mega Cavern, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. James Catholic Church, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find out how to plan a trip to Louisville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Branson to Louisville by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Onyx Cave, Keeneland, National Corvette Museum, Mammoth Cave
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

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