8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Jasper
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Little Rock
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Tontitown Winery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville trip planning website .

Los Angeles to Fayetteville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Fayetteville is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Fayetteville to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

Side Trips

Devil's Den State Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Tontitown Winery, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Tontitown Winery ©
Tontitown Winery

2
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
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 4th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern, witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then view the masterpieces at The Birdcage, and finally stroll through Basin Spring Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and finally browse the exhibits of Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs online itinerary planner .

Drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In October in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Jasper.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Cosmic Cavern
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern

1
night
Jasper

Jasper ©
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): Head underground at Mystic Caverns, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Hiking Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jasper trip site .

Drive from Eureka Springs to Jasper in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Jasper

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Mystic Caverns, Lost Valley Hiking Trail
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Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon
Mystic Caverns ©
Mystic Caverns

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 7th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mountain View trip builder .

Traveling by car from Jasper to Mountain View takes 2 hours. In October in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area ©
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), stop by Bathhouse Soapery, trek along Grand Promenade, then admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Hot Springs takes 3 hours. In October in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) ©
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 9th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, steep yourself in history at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, get curious at Museum Of Discovery, then ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Little Rock road trip site .

Getting from Hot Springs to Little Rock by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Little Rock are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Museum Of Discovery ©
Museum Of Discovery

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