6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka Springs: Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista) and Bentonville (The Walmart Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, examine the collection at Mitchells' Folly, and whizz through the canopy at Ozark Mountain Ziplines.

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Los Angeles to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mountain View

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): listen to music at Ozark Folk Center State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, then snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and finally stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mountain View vacation planner.

Getting from Eureka Springs to Mountain View by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, make a trip to Bathhouse Row, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip builder app.

You can drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. In August in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Adventure

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.