8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

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 22nd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Murfreesboro trip app .

Austin to Murfreesboro is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Austin in June, things will get slightly colder in Murfreesboro: highs are around 87°F and lows about 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Daisy State Park, Albert Pike Recreation Area
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Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Albert Pike Recreation Area ©
Albert Pike Recreation Area
Daisy State Park ©
Daisy State Park

2
nights
Hot Springs

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 24th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): get all the information you need at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita, then get curious at Mid-America Science Museum, and finally look for gifts at Dapper & Debonaire.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Museums Adventure
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Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Zipline
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum

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 26th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Dam Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock tour planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 27th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, then explore and take pictures at OK Trading Post, and finally stroll through Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mountain View online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Little Rock to Mountain View in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Little Rock in June since evenings lows in Mountain View dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Eureka 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
OK Trading Post ©
OK Trading Post

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then head outdoors with Black Jack Adventures, then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and finally stroll through Basin Spring Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Outdoors Adventure Parks

Side Trip

Bentonville
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Kayaking & Canoeing
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel

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