11 days in Arkansas City & Branson Itinerary

11 days in Arkansas City & Branson Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Arkansas City
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Branson
— 7 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Arkansas City

— 3 nights
Arkansas City is a city in Cowley County, Kansas, United States, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut rivers in the southwestern part of the county. Family-friendly places like Safari Zoological Park and Marland Estate will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and Cowley County Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arkansas City: Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo (in Independence), The Buckin' Flamingo (in Pawhuska) and Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve (in Bartlesville). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Marland's Grand Home.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Arkansas City trip planning tool.

Wichita to Arkansas City is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Arkansas City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Branson

— 7 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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave and Table Rock State Park. Get outdoors at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Zipline. Go for a jaunt from Branson to Harrison to see Mystic Caverns about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Arcade City, kick back and relax at Moonshine Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and look for gifts at Shooter's Old Time Photo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Branson route maker.

You can drive from Arkansas City to Branson in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Branson are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips