8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
3
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
4
Fayetteville
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Blue Moon Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, get your game on at 4D Adventure, then admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Galleries at Library Square.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs road trip planning app.

Houston to Hot Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in October, with highs in Hot Springs at 78°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to 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 ©
Fordyce Bathhouse
William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©
William J. Clinton Presidential Library

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Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): catch a live performance at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then stop by Mellon's Country Store, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mountain View travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Mountain View by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hot Springs in October since evenings lows in Mountain View dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife

Side Trips

Blanchard Springs Caverns, St. Mary's Catholic Church
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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

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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 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, then shop like a local with Cosmic Cavern, then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Quicksilver Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Zarks Fine Design Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn Shoppes, and finally walk around Basin Spring Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, take an in-depth tour of 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at 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 look for gifts at Turner Bend Outfitters.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Fayetteville tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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