8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fly to Tulsa, Drive to Bentonville
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Bentonville
— 2 nights
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Paris
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponca
— 1 night
Drive
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Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bentonville

Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scott Family Amazeum and Bentonville Town Square. Get outdoors at Old Spanish Treasure Cave and Two Sons. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bentonville driving holiday planner.

Saint Louis to Bentonville is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Paris

Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Mount Magazine State Park, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Aux Arc Winery, and finally do a tasting at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bentonville to Paris takes 2 hours. October in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Ponca.

Things to do in Paris

Wineries · Wildlife · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Ponca

Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Grand Canyon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ponca day trip planning app.

You can drive from Paris to Ponca in 2 hours. In October in Ponca, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Ponca

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mountain View

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mountain View journey site.

Traveling by car from Ponca to Mountain View takes 2.5 hours. October in Mountain View sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the awesome beauty at Hot Springs Mountain, then hike along Grand Promenade, and finally do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs road trip website.

You can drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. October in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.