16 days in Mesa & Branson Itinerary

16 days in Mesa & Branson Itinerary

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16 days in Mesa & Branson Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
bus:  30​min
1
Mesa
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Branson
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

7
nights
Mesa

Mesa ©
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. Kids will enjoy McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park and Shamrock Farms. Change things up with these side-trips from Mesa: Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (in Payson), Scottsdale (Taliesin West & Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center) and Goldfield Ghost Town (in Apache Junction). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get your game on at Will You Escape?, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mesa trip site .

Phoenix to Mesa is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Mesa are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Tucson, Chandler, Shamrock Farms, Goldfield Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Shamrock Farms ©
Shamrock Farms
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park ©
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Butterfly Wonderland ©
Butterfly Wonderland

7
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 Silver Dollar City and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista), Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art & Museum of Native American History) and Eureka Springs (Christ of the Ozarks, Thorncrown Chapel, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at College of the Ozarks, get your game on at Escape Code, explore the fascinating underground world of Fantastic Caverns, and browse the different shops at Branson Landing.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mesa to Branson in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mesa to Branson is 1 hour. In October, Branson is slightly colder than Mesa - with highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Springfield, Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Branson's Promised Land Zoo ©
Branson's Promised Land Zoo

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