7 days in Arkansas & Branson Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas & Branson Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 1 night
— 4 nights
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 5th (Mon): get advice or help at Fordyce Bathhouse, make a splash at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip planner.

San Antonio to Hot Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect nights in Hot Springs to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are slightly colder, around 92°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:


— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Silver Dollar City and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, browse the exhibits of Titanic Museum, browse the different shops at Branson Landing, and contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson trip planning website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Branson in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in July, you will find days in Branson are slightly colder (87°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs trip site.

You can drive from Branson to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. July in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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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.