8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel planner

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Bentonville
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Stuttgart
— 1 night
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Bentonville

— 2 nights
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): walk around Bentonville Town Square and then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentonville trip planner.

Los Angeles to Bentonville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Bentonville to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mountain View tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bentonville to Mountain View takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Stuttgart

— 1 night
Stuttgart is a city in and the county seat of the northern district of Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States. On the 6th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie and then look for gifts at Mack's Prairie Wings.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Stuttgart takes 3 hours. In October in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Shopping

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at The Bernice Garden, then browse the collection at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with River Market District.

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Drive from Stuttgart to Little Rock in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Little Rock are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Hot Springs

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Buckstaff Bathhouse, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then don't miss a visit to Bathhouse Row, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hot Springs National Park.

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Getting from Little Rock to Hot Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
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.