8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Aldie
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
West Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Aldie

few
hours
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Craighead Forest Park. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll around Craighead Forest Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the West Memphis day trip planner.

Aldie to West Memphis is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Aldie to West Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in West Memphis, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Craighead Forest Park
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Craighead Forest Park ©
Craighead Forest Park

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hot Springs side-trips: Little Rock (Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, & more) and Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs itinerary planner .

Getting from West Memphis to Hot Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Little Rock, Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Room Escape Games
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and finally Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mountain View road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, walk around Basin Spring Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, stop by Soap Stop & Body Shop, contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Bentonville
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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