4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas tour planner
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
Mountain View
— 1 night
Eureka Springs
— 1 night


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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): gain insight at Garland County Library, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, then do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs attractions planner.

Houston to Hot Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Houston in August, things will get a bit cooler in Hot Springs: highs are around 90°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mountain View.
Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors
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Mountain View — 1 night

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 27th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mountain View travel route planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mountain View are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife
Side Trip
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Eureka Springs — 1 night

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and finally stroll around Basin Spring Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs vacation planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.