7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ponca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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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 23rd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with The Birdcage, then walk around Basin Spring Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Blue Spring Heritage Center.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs day trip planning tool .

New York City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ponca.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake, Cosmic Cavern
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Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Basin Spring Park ©
Basin Spring Park

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Ponca

Ponca ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along Lost Valley Hiking Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Triple Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ponca tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Ponca in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Ponca

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Jasper
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Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

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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 26th (Wed): Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, then admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mountain View tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ponca to Mountain View in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hot 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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, then get your game on at 4D Adventure, and then find something for the whole family at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs day trip app .

You can drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. Traveling from Mountain View in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hot Springs, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

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