7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jasper
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern, and finally stroll through Basin Spring Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs trip planner.

Minneapolis to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in March, with highs in Eureka Springs at 59°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Jasper.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Cosmic Cavern
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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Quicksilver Gallery ©
Quicksilver Gallery

2
nights
Jasper

Jasper ©
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. On the 24th (Sun), stroll through Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, stroll through Lost Valley Hiking Trail, and then make a trip to Spring Street Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Emma's Museum of Junk, examine the collection at Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Grand Canyon.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Jasper vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Jasper takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ponca
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Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon
Emma's Museum of Junk ©
Emma's Museum of Junk

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 26th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Anthony Chapel, then view the masterpieces at Riley Art Glass Studio, then take in the exciting artwork at Artists' Workshop Gallery, and finally trek along Grand Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Ouachita National Forest, don't miss a visit to Arkansas Walk of Fame, and then admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip app .

You can drive from Jasper to Hot Springs in 3 hours. Traveling from Jasper in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hot Springs, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

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