7 days in Williamstown, Springfield & Branson Itinerary

7 days in Williamstown, Springfield & Branson Itinerary

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7 days in Williamstown, Springfield & Branson Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Williamstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Monroe

2
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown ©
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter and then identify plant and animal life at Salato Wildlife Education Center. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and finally experience rural life at Coolmore America - Ashford Stud.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Williamstown online journey maker .

Monroe to Williamstown is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Monroe to Williamstown, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monroe in September; daily highs in Williamstown reach 80°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Williamstown

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Georgetown, Coolmore America - Ashford Stud, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
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Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter
Salato Wildlife Education Center ©
Salato Wildlife Education Center
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site ©
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): Head underground at Sequiota Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the activities along Valley Watermill Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Springfield Conservation Nature Center, and then see the interesting displays at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Springfield online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Williamstown to Springfield takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Williamstown to Springfield, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Springfield are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Springfield

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum
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Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Talking Rocks Cavern, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area, and then trek along Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): tee off at Top of the Rock Golf Course, then examine the collection at Ralph Foster Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Buster's Old Time Photos, and finally take an in-depth tour of Veterans Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Branson trip planner .

You can drive from Springfield to Branson in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Branson, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ridgedale
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Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern
Ralph Foster Museum ©
Ralph Foster Museum

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