8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  6​h
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:  4​h 15​min
End: Houston

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 19th (Sat): shop like a local with Blue Moon Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get advice or help at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure, then admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally view the masterpieces at Butler Center Retail Gallery.

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Houston to Hot Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, Hot Springs is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Little Rock, Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 22nd (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, stop by Mellon's Country Store, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mountain View online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hot Springs in October since evenings lows in Mountain View dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Nature Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, then get a taste of the local shopping with Cosmic Cavern, then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and finally identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Quicksilver Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Zarks Fine Design Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn Shoppes, and finally stroll around Basin Spring Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Eureka Springs online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Northwest Arkansas Mall. On the next day, shop like a local with Fayetteville Underground, get a taste of the local shopping with Heartwood Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, and finally stop by Turner Bend Outfitters.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fayetteville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Turner Bend Outfitters
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

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