7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h
1
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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 11th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ouachita National Forest, trek along Grand Promenade, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs driving holiday app .

Dallas to Hot Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in March, with highs in Hot Springs at 64°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Trails
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 13th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Old State House Museum, identify plant and animal life at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, then examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol, examine the collection at Heifer Village (Heifer International), then get curious at Museum Of Discovery, and finally grab your bike and head to The Arkansas River Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Little Rock journey planner .

Drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Nature
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Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Museum Of Discovery ©
Museum Of Discovery
Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then browse the exhibits of Ozark Folk Center State Park, then look for gifts at Mellon's Country Store, and finally stroll through Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mountain View trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Little Rock to Mountain View in 2 hours. Traveling from Little Rock in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 37°F in Mountain View. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area ©
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
Mellon's Country Store ©
Mellon's Country Store

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, and then hike along Lost Valley Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs driving holiday planner.

Getting from Mountain View to Eureka Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Lost Valley Hiking Trail, Cosmic Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Blue Spring Heritage Center ©
Blue Spring Heritage Center

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