5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hot Springs side-trips: Little Rock (Riverfront Park, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). And it doesn't end there: get all the information you need at Fordyce Bathhouse, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery.

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Dallas to Hot Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 72°F in Hot Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

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Eureka Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get curious at Scott Family Amazeum, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in July, expect nights in Eureka Springs to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are slightly colder, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

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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.