8 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Missouri route planner
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Carthage
— 1 night
Drive
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Mansfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Branson
— 5 nights
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Carthage — 1 night

Carthage is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at World's Largest Small Electric Appliance Museum, then explore the galleries of Precious Moments Park, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Phelps House. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at George Washington Carver National Monument, steep yourself in history at Bonnie and Clyde's Joplin Garage Apartment Hideout, and then contemplate the long history of Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carthage trip maker site.

Omaha to Carthage is an approximately 5-hour car ride. In October in Carthage, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mansfield.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Mansfield — 1 night

Mansfield is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mansfield Cemetery and then explore the galleries of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mansfield itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carthage to Mansfield takes 2 hours. In October in Mansfield, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Branson — 5 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Visiting National Tiger Sanctuary and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Branson Landing and Dick's Oldtime 5 & 10. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Branson: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe) and Springfield (Fantastic Caverns & Sequiota Park). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and ponder the design of Dancing Water Fountain.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Branson trip planner.

Getting from Mansfield to Branson by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Branson sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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