8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fly
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Drive to Tulsa, Fly to Salt Lake City

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Hot Springs

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). The adventure continues: get advice or help at Fordyce Bathhouse, explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, view the masterpieces at Artists' Workshop Gallery, and take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip itinerary planner.

Salt Lake City to Hot Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Hot Springs. In July in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

1
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Mountain View

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, then admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and finally stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mountain View tour planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Mountain View by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

3
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Eureka Springs

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Bentonville (Bentonville Town Square, The Walmart Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, kick your exploration up a notch at Ozark Mountain Ziplines, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs visit planner.

You can drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.