8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
West Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 1st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, savor the flavors at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs trip itinerary app .

New York City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Eureka Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel

1
night
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, then explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and then get your game on at Dino Dig.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Murfreesboro travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Murfreesboro in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

2
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel, get curious at Mid-America Science Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs tour builder .

Drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Spas
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel

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 7th (Fri): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, explore the galleries of Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mountain View sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Mountain View, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

1
night
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Sultana Disaster Museum and then try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our West Memphis sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mountain View to West Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mountain View in June, West Memphis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Sultana Disaster Museum
Highlights from your plan
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Sultana Disaster Museum ©
Sultana Disaster Museum

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