5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Thomaston
Drive + Fly:  5​h
1
Little Rock
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Thomaston

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and then admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Little Rock route builder app .

Thomaston to Little Rock is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thomaston to Little Rock. In July in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip site .

You can drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Spas Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Spas
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

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night
Mountain View

Mountain View
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mountain View journey maker website .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. In July in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. You will leave for Eureka Springs on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown and then explore the activities along Beaver Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs day trip app .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

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