8 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

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8 days in Southwest Missouri Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City


Ridgedale ©
Ridgedale is an unincorporated community in southern Taney County, Missouri, United States. Attractions like Silver Dollar City and Hollywood Wax Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, get great views at College of the Ozarks, look for all kinds of wild species at The Butterfly Palace, and browse the different shops at Branson Landing.

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New York City to Ridgedale is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Ridgedale, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in December since evenings lows in Ridgedale dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Ridgedale

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Branson, Table Rock Lake
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Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©


Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Attractions like Fantastic Caverns and Springfield Conservation Nature Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dickerson Park Zoo, explore and take pictures at Springfield Cardinals, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Springfield online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ridgedale to Springfield takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Springfield are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
Room Escape Games
Dickerson Park Zoo ©
Dickerson Park Zoo