8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Dallas

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Bentonville (Bentonville Town Square, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, and appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs online trip builder .

Dallas to Eureka Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Eureka Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
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 6th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mountain View trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mountain View are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

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

4
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Attractions like Zipline and Crater of Diamonds State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Little Rock (William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Junction Bridge). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, get your game on at 4D Adventure, and engage your brain at Mid-America Science Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Theme Parks Parks Tours

Side Trips

Little Rock, Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Room Escape Games
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Zipline

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