8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Anthony Chapel and 4D Adventure. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs travel itinerary planner .

Lexington to Hot Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lexington to Hot Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

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): explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mountain View trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in May, plan for little chillier nights in Mountain View, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Eureka 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern, and finally appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, walk around Basin Spring Park, then shop like a local with Susan Morrison's Signature Gallery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, and finally Head underground at War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs attractions planning site .

You can drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. May in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Cosmic Cavern, War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, have fun at Arvest Ballpark, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then walk around Bentonville Town Square, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville trip builder .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. In May in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Devil's Den State Park, Arvest Ballpark, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Arvest Ballpark ©
Arvest Ballpark

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