60 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

60 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

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60 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Drive:  1​h
1
Mansfield
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Branson
— 16 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Noel
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Carthage
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Osceola
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Springfield

9
nights
Mansfield

Mansfield ©
Mansfield is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Mansfield Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Bakersville Pioneer Village and Creation Ministries of the Ozarks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mansfield: Wild Animal Safari (in Strafford) and Redmons Candy Factory (in Phillipsburg). There's more to do: browse the collection at Laura Ingalls Wilder Public Library.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mansfield trip planner .

Springfield to Mansfield is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Branson.

Things to do in Mansfield

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strafford, Redmons Candy Factory
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Redmons Candy Factory ©
Redmons Candy Factory

16
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Moonshine Beach and Table Rock State Park. Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and The Shrine of the Holy Spirit will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Smallin Civil War Cave (in Ozark), Springfield (Springfield Conservation Nature Center, Sequiota Park, & more) and Roaring River State Park (in Cassville). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Fri) at Silver Dollar City. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Talking Rocks Cavern, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave, identify plant and animal life at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and take an in-depth tour of Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Branson trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Mansfield to Branson takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Branson are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Noel.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Springfield, Ridgedale, Lampe, National Tiger Sanctuary, Roaring River State Park
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Springfield Conservation Nature Center ©
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern

11
nights
Noel

Noel ©
Noel is a village in McDonald County, Missouri, United States, along the Elk River. Explore hidden gems such as Bluff Dwellers Cave and Two Sons. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Elk River.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Noel tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Branson to Noel in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Noel are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toCarthage.

Things to do in Noel

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Bluff Dwellers Cave ©
Bluff Dwellers Cave
River Rafting & Tubing

12
nights
Carthage

Carthage ©
Carthage is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Precious Moments Park and George Washington Carver National Monument. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bushwhacker Museum and The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Carthage: Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site (in Lamar) and Joplin (Joplin 44 Truckstop, Sandstone Gardens, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Historic Phelps House, stop by Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square, explore the landscape on two wheels at Frisco Greenway Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Carthage Civil War Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Carthage trip planner .

Traveling by car from Noel to Carthage takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. You will leave for Osceola on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Carthage

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joplin, Webb City, Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, George Washington Carver National Monument, Bushwhacker Museum
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Precious Moments Park ©
Precious Moments Park
Grand Falls ©
Grand Falls

11
nights
Osceola

Osceola ©
Osceola is a city in St. Osceola is known for shopping and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Osceola Cheese and experience rural life at Gordon's Orchard.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osceola trip maker .

Getting from Carthage to Osceola by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Osceola are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Osceola

Shopping
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Osceola Cheese ©
Osceola Cheese
Gordon's Orchard ©
Gordon's Orchard