15 days in Ozark Mountains Itinerary

15 days in Ozark Mountains Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newport News
Fly + Drive:  10 h
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
Bull Shoals
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Newport News


Ponca ©
Get in touch with nature at Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead and Lost Valley Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ponca Elk Education Center and Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ponca online trip builder.

Newport News to Ponca is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Newport News to Ponca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newport News in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ponca, with lows around 55°F. You'll set off for Bull Shoals on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Ponca

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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Ponca Elk Education Center ©
Ponca Elk Education Center
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon
Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead ©

Bull Shoals

Bull Shoals ©
Bull Shoals is a city in Marion County, Arkansas, United States, founded in 1954. Explore hidden gems such as Bull Shoals Caverns and Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service. Visiting Buffalo National River and Ozark Moonshine Run will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Bull Shoals: Wolf House (in Norfork), David's Trail (in Mountain Home) and Harrison (Maplewood Cemetery, Boone County Heritage Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Big Spring Park, admire the majestic nature at Tyler Bend Visitor Center, do a tasting at Raimondo Winery, and explore the activities along Bull Shoals-White River State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bull Shoals trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ponca to Bull Shoals by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bull Shoals are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bull Shoals

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Harrison, Mountain Home, Wolf House, Rush Historic District, Gilbert General Store
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Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service ©
Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service
Tyler Bend Visitor Center ©
Tyler Bend Visitor Center