7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

3
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kids will enjoy Zipline and 4D Adventure. Get out of town with these interesting Hot Springs side-trips: William J. Clinton Presidential Library (in Little Rock) and Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs travel route planner.

Austin to Hot Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in September, with highs in Hot Springs at 88°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Crater of Diamonds State Park, William J. Clinton Presidential Library
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Room Escape Games
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Zipline

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then take in the views from Swinging Bridge, and finally Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mountain View planner .

Drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Mountain View when traveling from Hot Springs in October, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

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 3rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum. On the next day, test your team's savvy at Escape Code, contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, and then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs day trip app .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bentonville, Escape Code
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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