11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mountain View
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Little Rock
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Springfield

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.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room, and then traverse land and water with a duck tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then look for gifts at Arnold Meteorites and More.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs itinerary maker.

Springfield to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

few
hours
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Mountain View vacation planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns

3
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Little Rock is known for sightseeing, museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of William J Clinton Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Dam Bridge, and explore the landscape on two wheels at The Arkansas River Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Little Rock trip generator.

Getting from Mountain View to Little Rock by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

The Old Mill
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Big Dam Bridge ©
Big Dam Bridge
Little Rock Zoo ©
Little Rock Zoo

4
nights
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.
Step out of Hot Springs with an excursion to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro--about 1h 25 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Mon) at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), get interesting insight from Tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs travel planner.

Getting from Little Rock to Hot Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Zipline
Magic Springs Theme and Water Park ©
Magic Springs Theme and Water Park

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