7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Mountain View
— 1 day
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Hot Springs
— 3 nights


Mountain View

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, then snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and finally stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

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Alexandria to Mountain View is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Alexandria in August, with highs in Mountain View at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

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 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, walk around Bentonville Town Square, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bella Vista Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs online holiday planner.

You can drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In August in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, then take in the exciting artwork at Artists' Workshop Gallery, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs holiday maker site.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Arkansas travel guide

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.