7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  5​h
1
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Compton
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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 16th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Anthony Chapel and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Mid-America Science Museum, then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery, and finally stroll through Grand Promenade.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs road trip tool .

Dallas to Hot Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dallas in July, Hot Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Trails Childrens Museums
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park

2
nights
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 18th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol, then see the interesting displays at Heifer Village (Heifer International), then engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, and finally grab your bike and head to The Arkansas River Trail.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Little Rock holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Little Rock takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Little Rock are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Museum Of Discovery ©
Museum Of Discovery

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then take in the views from Swinging Bridge, then listen to music at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Mountain View online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Mountain View takes 2 hours. In July in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Compton.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1
night
Compton

Compton ©
On the 21st (Sun), admire the sheer force of Triple Falls, identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon, and then trek along Lost Valley Hiking Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Compton trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Mountain View to Compton in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Compton are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bentonville.

Things to do in Compton

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Jasper, Lost Valley Hiking Trail
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Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

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