8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Lexington

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville Town Square, & more) and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip itinerary planner.

Lexington to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Eureka Springs. In May in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©

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 9th (Thu): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mountain View trip planner.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

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

4
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.
Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Little Rock (William J. Clinton Presidential Library, Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel, try to win big at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, and get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip maker app .

You can drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. May in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Little Rock
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Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Room Escape Games
Spas

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