7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel route planner

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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Little Rock (The Galleries at Library Square, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs route website.

Belleville to Hot Springs is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Belleville in April, expect Hot Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, then snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and finally walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mountain View trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Mountain View by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hot Springs in April since evenings lows in Mountain View dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Eureka Springs

— 2 nights

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 12th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs online travel route planner.

You can drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In April in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.