8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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

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West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our West Memphis tour itinerary planner.

Dallas to West Memphis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in West Memphis hover around 88°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©

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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 4th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, shop like a local with Cosmic Cavern, stop by Soap Stop & Body Shop, take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage, then take in the exciting artwork at Iris at the Basin Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Quicksilver Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from West Memphis to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bentonville, Cosmic Cavern
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart 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. On the 6th (Tue), see a show at Ozark Folk Center State Park, look for gifts at Mellon's Country Store, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mountain View trip maker website .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. In August in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Crater of Diamonds State Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mid-America Science Museum and Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Little Rock (La Petit Roche Plaza, Butler Center Retail Gallery, & more). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the exciting artwork at Dryden Pottery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs road trip planner .

You can drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. In August in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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