15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: York
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Mountain View
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Harrison
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Morrilton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h
End: York

2
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 2nd (Mon), hike along Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, and then admire all the interesting features of Collins Creek Cascade. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mountain View trip maker site .

York, UK to Mountain View is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from York to Mountain View, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from York in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mountain View, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Harrison.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Heber Springs, Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail, Blanchard Springs Caverns, St. Mary's Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

2
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts and then explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lost Valley Hiking Trail, then trek along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, and then contemplate the long history of The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Harrison sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Harrison takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ponca, Spring Street Arts
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend ©

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 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then explore the activities along Beaver Lake, and then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs trip tool .

Traveling by car from Harrison to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, then Head underground at Old Spanish Treasure Cave, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. On the next day, take in the history at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, and then trek along Tanyard Creek Nature Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fayetteville online tour builder .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Morrilton.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Old Spanish Treasure Cave
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Morrilton

Morrilton ©
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Hollows Trail, then trek along Petit Jean State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Falls Trail.

Before you visit Morrilton, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Fayetteville to Morrilton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Cedar Falls Trail ©
Cedar Falls Trail

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hot Springs National Park and Crater of Diamonds State Park. Visit Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Rock (William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Quapaw Quarter). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Artists' Workshop Gallery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs attractions website .

You can drive from Morrilton to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Little Rock, Crater of Diamonds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

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