16 days in Branson & Lake of the Ozarks Itinerary

16 days in Branson & Lake of the Ozarks Itinerary

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Branson
— 11 nights
2
Lake Ozark
— 4 nights

11
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.
Attractions like Talking Rocks Cavern and Arcade City make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Veterans Memorial Museum and Table Rock State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Scott Family Amazeum (in Bentonville), Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista) and Buffalo National River (in Harrison). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, get your game on at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, get in on the family fun at The Branson Coaster, and walk around Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Branson is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Branson due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Branson hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lake Ozark.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Springfield, Eureka Springs, Bluff Dwellers Cave, War Eagle Mill, Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead
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Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern
The Branson Coaster ©
The Branson Coaster
Arcade City ©
Arcade City

4
nights
Lake Ozark

Lake Ozark ©
Lake Ozark is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. Attractions like Big Joel's Safari and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Onondaga Cave State Park and Stark Caverns. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Ozark side-trips: The Fugitive Beach (in Rolla), Fanning 66 Outpost (in Cuba) and Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Factory Outlet (in Saint James). There's much more to do: get your game on at Sugar Creek Mini Golf, find something for the whole family at Lemans Fun Park, stop by Grandma's Candy Kitchen, and play a few rounds at Golf at Old Kinderhook.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lake Ozark trip planning app.

You can drive from Branson to Lake Ozark in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lake Ozark can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Ozark

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Big Joel's Safari, Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, The Fugitive Beach, Onondaga Cave State Park, Fanning 66 Outpost
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Onondaga Cave State Park ©
Onondaga Cave State Park
Big Joel's Safari ©
Big Joel's Safari
Stark Caverns ©
Stark Caverns

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