5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Mountain View
— 1 night
Hot Springs
— 2 nights


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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip planner.

Atlanta to Eureka Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Eureka Springs. In July in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mountain View vacation builder site.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Hot Springs

— 2 nights

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 30th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, shop like a local with Artists' Workshop Gallery, then examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Dapper & Debonaire, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hot Springs trip itinerary site.

Drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
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Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious 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.