8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Get outdoors at Petit Jean State Park and Crater of Diamonds State Park. Step out of Hot Springs with an excursion to William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get your game on at 4D Adventure.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip planner .

Dallas to Hot Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hot Springs when traveling from Dallas in October, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Crater of Diamonds State Park, Petit Jean State Park, William J. Clinton Presidential Library
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Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mountain View trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mountain View, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

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

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Beaver Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, & more) and Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Eureka Springs road trip app .

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. October in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bentonville, Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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