6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
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Hot Springs
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Mountain View
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Eureka Springs

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip itinerary planner.

Kansas City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Attractions like Fordyce Bathhouse and Spas make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and get curious at Mid-America Science Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. 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 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mountain View holiday planning website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mountain View are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature

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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.