11 days in Lake Ozark & Gatlinburg Itinerary

11 days in Lake Ozark & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Springfield Branson National Airport, Drive to Lake Ozark
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Lake Ozark
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
Fly

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Lake Ozark

— 3 nights
Lake Ozark is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. Attractions like Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and Grandma's Candy Kitchen make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Katy Trail State Park (in Boonville), Ha Ha Tonka State Park (in Camdenton) and Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site (in Eminence). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Lemans Fun Park, Head underground at Stark Caverns, relax and rejuvenate at Spa Shiki, and take an in-depth tour of The National Churchill Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Ozark trip itinerary builder.

Denver to Lake Ozark is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lake Ozark, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Lake Ozark

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 7 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Family-friendly places like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Zipline will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Cosby Picnic Area (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Ozark to Gatlinburg takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lake Ozark to Gatlinburg. In July, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips