6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs attractions planner .

Austin to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Eureka Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista Museum
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Beaver Lake ©
Beaver Lake

3
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zipline and Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. Step out of Hot Springs to go to Murfreesboro and see Crater of Diamonds State Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, get your game on at 4D Adventure, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Crater of Diamonds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Zipline

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