12 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Mountain View
— 2 nights
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
— 1 night


Eureka Springs — 2 nights

Little Switzerland of America

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eureka Springs: Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville) and Bentonville (The Walmart Museum & Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, walk around Basin Spring Park, and pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks.

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

Austin to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Eureka Springs is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Harrison.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Harrison — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River and then make a trip to Spring Street Arts. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lost Valley Trail, then stop by Osage Clayworks, and then get a new perspective on things with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Harrison trip planner.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Harrison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Harrison are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Mountain View.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Mountain View — 2 nights

On the 24th (Sat), walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Pole. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Greers Ferry Lake and then get outside with Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mountain View trip maker.

Traveling by car from Harrison to Mountain View takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums
Side Trips

Hot Springs — 4 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Little Rock (Old State House Museum, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, and contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Hot Springs takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mountain View in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hot Springs, with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Murfreesboro.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trip

Murfreesboro — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Greeson, look for gifts at Hawkins General Store, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

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Drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Murfreesboro are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
Nature · Parks · Shopping

Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
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.