8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights

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Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©

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.
Let the collections at Quicksilver Gallery and Veterans Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Visit Thorncrown Chapel and Quigley's Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to 165 Scenic Overlook (in Hollister), Branson (Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Table Rock State Park, &more) and Talking Rocks Cavern (in Branson West). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Leatherwood, stroll around Basin Spring Park, stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, and see the interesting displays at Mitchells' Folly.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs road trip tool.

Austin to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in September: high temperatures in Eureka Springs hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

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Hot Springs

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Promenade and DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Heifer Village (Heifer International) and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Little Rock (The Galleries at Library Square, Arkansas Governor's Mansion, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mountain Valley Spring Water Visitor Center & Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery, do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs, and deepen your understanding at Garland County Library.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip builder site.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Eureka Springs in September: highs in Hot Springs hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

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