7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Little Rock
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: San Diego

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the galleries of Little Rock Central High School and then steep yourself in history at William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock trip website .

Thomaston to Little Rock is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Thomaston to Little Rock, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Museums
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2
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 23rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, then admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip maker .

You can drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mountain View itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Hot Springs to Mountain View with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hot Springs in May since evenings lows in Mountain View dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (in Bentonville) and Silver Dollar City (in Branson). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, stroll through Basin Spring Park, explore the activities along Beaver Lake, and do a tasting at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mountain View to Eureka Springs. In May, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Silver Dollar City, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

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