14 days in Branson, Destin & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Miramar Beach
— 4 nights
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights


Branson — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Eureka Springs (Thorncrown Chapel, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Silver Dollar City, take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, look for all kinds of wild species at The Butterfly Palace, and get in on the family fun at Arcade City Branson.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Branson trip planner.

Columbus to Branson is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Branson is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Miramar Beach.
Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Miramar Beach — 4 nights

Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Miramar Beach side-trips: Panama City Beach (Pier Park & Panama City Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Orange Beach) and Gulf Islands National Seashore (in Pensacola Beach). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Henderson Beach State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Miramar Beach tour planner.

Getting from Branson to Miramar Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Traveling from Branson in June, Miramar Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Pigeon Forge.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Dollywood and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Miramar Beach to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Miramar Beach to Pigeon Forge. Traveling from Miramar Beach in June, Pigeon Forge is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Side Trip

Destin travel guide

Parasailing & Paragliding · Fishing Charters & Tours · Water Sports
World's Luckiest Fishing Village
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations. The city originated as a small fishing village, but today tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy itineraries filled with dolphin cruises, snorkeling, and superb sailing. The city boasts a lively nightlife scene, and when the sun sets, beachfront bars and seafood restaurants are abuzz with activity. The sand of Destin's idyllic beaches is considered to be some of the whitest in the world; made up of finely ground quartz crystal, it resembles sugar.