4 days in Houston, Hot Springs & Branson Itinerary

4 days in Houston, Hot Springs & Branson Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Houston
— 1 day
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Branson
— 2 nights
Fly

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Houston

— 1 day

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then admire all the interesting features of Water Wall.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston journey tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. June in Houston sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Hot Springs

— 1 night

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 18th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Anthony Chapel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Houston to Hot Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Houston in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Hot Springs, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites
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Branson

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook, then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, then get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster, and finally take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Branson road trip planning site.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Branson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in June, Branson is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

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