7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive
2
Morrilton
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
4
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then explore the striking landscape of Dapper & Debonaire, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs route maker site.

Houston to Hot Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in August, with highs in Hot Springs at 90°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Morrilton.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Morrilton

— 1 night
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hike along Cedar Falls Trail, learn about winemaking at Movie House Winery, then examine the collection at Museum of Automobiles, then admire the majestic nature at Petit Jean State Park, and finally stroll through Seven Hollows Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Morrilton attractions website.

Getting from Hot Springs to Morrilton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Morrilton are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mountain View.

Things to do in Morrilton

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, then get interesting insight from Loco Ropes, then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and finally walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

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

You can drive from Morrilton to Mountain View in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mountain View are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Eureka Springs

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Beaver Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville) and Bentonville (Bentonville Town Square, The Walmart Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at Ozark Mountain Ziplines, stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In August in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
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.