5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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— 1 day
Mountain View
— 1 night
Hot Springs
— 3 nights



— 1 day
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally walk around Bentonville Town Square.

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

Oklahoma City to Bentonville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in January: highs in Bentonville hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 14th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mountain View vacation planning website.

Getting from Bentonville to Mountain View by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, try your luck at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, and get engrossed in the history at Gangster Museum of America.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
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.