8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas holiday planner

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Memphis
— 1 night
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eureka Springs: Bentonville (The Walmart Museum, Museum of Native American History, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, stop by Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and stroll around Basin Spring Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs journey planner.

New York City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Eureka Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Eureka Springs, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
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Mountain View

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the views from Swinging Bridge, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and finally walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mountain View online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

3
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hot Springs: Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, make a trip to Bathhouse Row, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs trip itinerary app.

Getting from Mountain View to Hot Springs by car takes about 3 hours. In October in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to West Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
West Memphis

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 18th (Sun), try your luck at Southland Casino Racing and then see the interesting displays at Sultana Disaster Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our West Memphis travel route builder app.

You can drive from Hot Springs to West Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. October in West Memphis sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

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.