7 days in Arkansas & Texarkana Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas & Texarkana Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Texarkana
— 1 night
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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.
Hot Springs is known for historic sites, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and take in the awesome beauty at Hot Springs Mountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs tour app.

Orange to Hot Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In December, Hot Springs is a bit cooler than Orange - with highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos · Nature

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks. Keep things going the next day: squeeze the most out of the city with VIP Tours of Branson and then browse the different shops at Branson Landing.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Eureka Springs day trip website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in December, expect Eureka Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 48°F and 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Texarkana.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

1
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Texarkana

Texarkana is the largest city and the county seat of Miller County, Arkansas, United States. On the 1st (Fri), browse the range of quality goods at Martin's, make a trip to President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, and then admire the majestic nature at Historic Washington State Park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of State Line Post Office and Federal Building, then have fun and explore at Discovery Place Children's Museum, and then examine the collection at Perot Leadership Museum.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Texarkana day trip planner.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Texarkana in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Eureka Springs in January, things will get a bit warmer in Texarkana: highs are around 54°F and lows about 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Texarkana

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.