4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip planner

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Fly to Fayetteville, Drive to Hot Springs
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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Hot Springs

— 1 night

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 3rd (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hot Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Hot Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Hot Springs. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Hot Springs are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 5th (Sat), walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mountain View trip planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Mountain View by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in June, Mountain View is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Eureka Springs

— 1 night

Little Switzerland of America

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 (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs holiday builder site.

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. June in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.