8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: New York City

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night
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 25th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs sightseeing planner .

New York City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. May in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern

1
night
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. On the 27th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Mount Sequoyah, take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, then admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville trip planner .

Getting from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Fayetteville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Devil's Den State Park
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Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens ©
Devil's Den State Park ©
Devil's Den State Park

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 28th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then stroll through Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mountain View trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Mountain View in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mountain View are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

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 29th (Wed): get your bearings at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, then admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel, and finally get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then hike along Grand Promenade.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs road trip site .

Getting from Mountain View to Hot Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

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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 31st (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol, then get curious at Museum Of Discovery, then admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Little Rock trip planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Arkansas State Capitol ©
Arkansas State Capitol

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