8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip planner

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Murfreesboro
— 1 day
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Murfreesboro

— 1 day
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, look for gifts at Hawkins General Store, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Murfreesboro travel planner.

Monroe to Murfreesboro is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Monroe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Murfreesboro, with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Hot Springs

— 3 nights

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). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, and admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Plan my day in Hot Springs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 9th (Wed), stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mountain View online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mountain View when traveling from Hot Springs in September, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Eureka Springs

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka Springs: Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Walmart Museum, &more) and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, learn about winemaking at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, whizz through the canopy at Ozark Mountain Ziplines, and view the masterpieces at The Birdcage.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.