8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Harrison
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Little Rock tour itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Little Rock is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Little Rock is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Museum Of Discovery ©
Museum Of Discovery

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nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Mid-America Science Museum, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors Museums Adventure
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Room Escape Games
Zipline
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum

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night
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 21st (Wed): stroll through Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mountain View online travel planner .

Drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Harrison.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

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night
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Harrison trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Mountain View to Harrison by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Harrison sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Harrison

Nature Parks
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Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Basin Spring Park, then view the masterpieces at The Birdcage, and finally take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Harrison to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In August in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bentonville
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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