13 days in Arkansas Itinerary

13 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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13 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Harrison
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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.
Take a break from Eureka Springs with a short trip to Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, walk around Basin Spring Park, look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip planner .

Chicago to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Beaver Lake ©
Beaver Lake

2
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River. On your second day here, trek along Lost Valley Hiking Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, and then don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Harrison vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Harrison takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Harrison can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponca, Spring Street Arts
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Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Spring Street Arts ©
Spring Street Arts

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 (Sun): stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then have some family-friendly fun at Mountain View Go Kart, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mountain View visit planner .

Drive from Harrison to Mountain View in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Mountain View sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Mountain View Go Kart ©
Mountain View Go Kart

4
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site & William J. Clinton Presidential Library). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get curious at Mid-America Science Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Hot Springs takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mountain View in June since evenings lows in Hot Springs dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Little Rock
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Zipline
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum

1
night
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, and then get your game on at Dino Dig.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro trip planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. June in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, stroll around Bentonville Town Square, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. On your second day here, have fun at Arvest Ballpark, then engage your brain at Scott Family Amazeum, and then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Fayetteville takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Devil's Den State Park, Arvest Ballpark, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum
Arvest Ballpark ©
Arvest Ballpark

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