6 days in Hot Springs, Branson & Kansas City Itinerary

6 days in Hot Springs, Branson & Kansas City Itinerary

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6 days in Hot Springs, Branson & Kansas City Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  6​h
1
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h
2
Branson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 29th (Sat), do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs and then explore and take pictures at Anthony Chapel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hot Springs travel route planner.

Houston to Hot Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston in June, plan for little chillier nights in Hot Springs, with lows around 70°F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Branson.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Wineries
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
The Winery of Hot Springs ©
The Winery of Hot Springs

1
night
Branson

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 2nd (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery, and then get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Branson day trip site .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Branson takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hot Springs in July, plan for slightly colder days in Branson, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery
165 Scenic Overlook ©
165 Scenic Overlook

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Kaleidoscope, steep yourself in history at Jesse James Birthplace Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Holladay Distillery, and finally do a tasting at Pirtle Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Harry S Truman National Historic Site, then examine the collection at Bingham Waggoner Estate, then take in nature's colorful creations at Loose Park, and finally examine the collection at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Branson to Kansas City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Kansas City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Weston, Independence, Jesse James Birthplace Museum
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Jesse James Birthplace Museum ©
Jesse James Birthplace Museum
Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate
Pirtle Winery ©
Pirtle Winery

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