6 days in Hot Springs & Ozark Mountains Itinerary

6 days in Hot Springs & Ozark Mountains Itinerary

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6 days in Hot Springs & Ozark Mountains Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bull Shoals
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ponca
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 23rd (Sun), stop by Bathhouse Soapery, get your game on at 4D Adventure, and then find something for the whole family at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Artists' Workshop Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, then trek along Grand Promenade, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip planner .

New York City to Hot Springs is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Hot Springs. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Hot Springs to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bull Shoals.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Theme Parks Trails
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Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo ©

few
hours
Bull Shoals

Bull Shoals ©
Bull Shoals is a city in Marion County, Arkansas, United States, founded in 1954. For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Bull Shoals online route planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Bull Shoals in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ponca.

Things to do in Bull Shoals

Outdoors
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3
nights
Ponca

Ponca ©
On the 25th (Tue), hike along Lost Valley Hiking Trail. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon, and then hike along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead.

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Traveling by car from Bull Shoals to Ponca takes 1.5 hours. June in Ponca sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ponca

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Jasper, Compton
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Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon
Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls ©
Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls

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