7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 1 night
2
Little Rock
— 2 nights
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
4
Compton
— 1 night

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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): pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): engage your brain at Mid-America Science Museum, then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, then sample the fine beverages at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery, and finally trek along Grand Promenade.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs travel route app.

Dallas to Hot Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect little chillier with lows of 72°F in Hot Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel

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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 18th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum & Store, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol, examine the collection at Heifer Village (Heifer International), then get curious at Museum Of Discovery, and finally grab your bike and head to The Arkansas River Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Little Rock travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Little Rock takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Little Rock sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Esse Purse Museum & Store ©
Esse Purse Museum & Store
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
The Arkansas River Trail ©
The Arkansas River Trail

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Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 20th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church, then take in the views from Swinging Bridge, then admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and finally stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mountain View day trip site.

Getting from Little Rock to Mountain View by car takes about 2 hours. July in Mountain View sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Compton.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife

Side Trip

St. Mary's Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Compton

Compton ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Triple Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Grand Canyon, and then hike along Lost Valley Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Compton trip planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Compton in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Compton can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Compton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Jasper, Lost Valley Trail
Highlights from your plan
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

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