11 days in Joplin & Pensacola Itinerary

11 days in Joplin & Pensacola Itinerary

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Joplin
— 3 nights
Fly to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, Drive to Pensacola
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Pensacola
— 6 nights
Drive to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, Fly to Joplin

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Joplin

— 3 nights
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri. Attractions like Safari Zoological Park and Frisco Greenway Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more), Gary's Garage Museum (in Caney) and Bowling Ball Yard Art (in Nowata). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Grand Falls, get all the information you need at National Audubon Society, stroll around Cunningham Park, and contemplate the long history of Bonnie and Clyde's Joplin Garage Apartment Hideout.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Joplin road trip planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Joplin. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Joplin

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

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Pensacola

— 6 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Family-friendly places like National Naval Aviation Museum and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. When in Pensacola, make a side trip to see Navarre Beach in Navarre, approximately Navarre away. There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Pensacola Naval Air Station, step off the mainland to explore Gulf Islands, pause for some photo ops at Veterans Memorial Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pensacola trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joplin to Pensacola. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Joplin in July since evenings lows in Pensacola dip to 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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