7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel planner

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Paris
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Ponca
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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Paris

Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas and then admire the majestic nature at Mount Magazine State Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary builder app.

Oklahoma City to Paris is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pinnacle Mountain State Park and DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hot Springs Mountain and The Arkansas River Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Grand Promenade, look for gifts at The Bath Factory, admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Hot Springs takes 2.5 hours. In March in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 19th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mountain View trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in March, plan for little chillier nights in Mountain View, with lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ponca.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Ponca

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Trail, hike along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, and then identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ponca road trip planning site.

You can drive from Mountain View to Ponca in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Ponca

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Eureka Springs

— 1 night

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 21st (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, and finally Head underground at Cosmic Cavern.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs travel route planner.

Drive from Ponca to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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.