7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip planner

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Mountain View
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
— 1 night
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 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mountain View trip itinerary planner.

Memphis to Mountain View is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Memphis in July, expect little chillier with lows of 68°F in Mountain View. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, see the interesting displays at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then walk around Basin Spring Park, and finally take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Scott Family Amazeum, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally walk around Bentonville Town Square.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip


— 1 night
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, examine the collection at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, and then admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Murfreesboro journey planner.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Murfreesboro in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks · Museums

Hot Springs

— 3 nights

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.
Visiting Zipline and Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Fordyce Bathhouse and Anthony Chapel are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the engaging exhibits at Mid-America Science Museum, find something for the whole family at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and make a splash at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park.

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You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.