18 days in Arkansas & Branson Itinerary

18 days in Arkansas & Branson Itinerary

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18 days in Arkansas & Branson Itinerary

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

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. You've now added NWA Escape Room to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Natural Falls State Park (in West Siloam Springs) and Bentonville (The Walmart Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, & more). There's still lots to do: get curious at Scott Family Amazeum, take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, and admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville road trip planner .

Chicago to Fayetteville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Devil's Den State Park, Natural Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Den State Park ©
Devil's Den State Park
Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum

1
night
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Crater of Diamonds State Park, see the interesting displays at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, and then explore the activities along Lake Greeson.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Murfreesboro trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Murfreesboro in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Ka Do Ha Indian Village ©
Ka Do Ha Indian Village

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Escape Hot Springs as well as Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mid-America Science Museum and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: William J. Clinton Presidential Library (in Little Rock) and Petit Jean State Park (in Morrilton). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Gangster Museum of America, make a trip to Bathhouse Row, and take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Petit Jean State Park, William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Highlights from your plan
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum

3
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kids will appreciate attractions like Greers Ferry Lake and Fairfield Bay Marina. When in Mountain View, make a side trip to see Buffalo National River in Harrison, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, browse the exhibits of Ozark Folk Center State Park, and walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mountain View trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in June, Mountain View is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Blanchard Springs Caverns, Fairfield Bay Marina, Greers Ferry Lake, Buffalo National River
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Greers Ferry Lake ©
Greers Ferry Lake

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Silver Dollar City and Zipline. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, and identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Silver Dollar City, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Branson takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©

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