3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Drive:  2​h
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Joplin

1
day
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 19th (Wed): 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.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs trip planner.

Joplin to Eureka Springs is an approximately 2-hour car ride. June in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

2
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.
On the 20th (Thu), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Mid-America Science Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, then get your bearings at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs travel planner .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) ©
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)
Zipline

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