8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas holiday planner
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Make it your trip
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs — 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Plantation Agriculture Museum (in Scott) and William J. Clinton Presidential Library (in Little Rock). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, trek along Grand Promenade, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs journey planning app.

Lafayette to Hot Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Mountain View.
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Mountain View — 1 night

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Peace Pole, Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, then take in the views from Swinging Bridge, and finally stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mountain View attractions planning tool.

Getting from Hot Springs to Mountain View by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.
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Eureka Springs — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Bentonville (Orchards Park, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and explore the activities along Beaver Lake.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Arkansas travel guide

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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.
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