7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel route planner

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Bentonville
— 1 night
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Harrison
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Bentonville

— 1 night
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 16th (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake. On the next day, take an exotic tour of Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and then walk around Bentonville Town Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bentonville trip itinerary app.

Houston to Bentonville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Bentonville is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Harrison.

Things to do in Bentonville

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrison

— 2 nights
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): Head underground at Cosmic Cavern, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mystic Caverns, and then identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, make a trip to Spring Street Arts, and then stroll through Lost Valley Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Harrison trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bentonville to Harrison takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Peace Pole, then whizz through the canopy at Loco Ropes, then see the interesting displays at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and finally walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mountain View trip planner.

Getting from Harrison to Mountain View by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mountain View are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Hot Springs

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Hot Springs Mountain, do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs, then admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and finally get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines and then admire the majestic nature at DeGray Lake Resort State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs trip builder app.

You can drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wineries

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.