8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Little Rock
— 3 nights
Mountain View
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Little Rock

— 3 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Esse Purse Museum & Store. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Of Discovery and Old State House Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Little Rock: Hot Springs (Lake Catherine State Park, Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Arkansas River Trail and admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Little Rock trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Little Rock. In July, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mountain View online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Mountain View takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bentonville.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip


— 3 nights
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Popular historic sites such as Pea Ridge National Military Park and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Scott Family Amazeum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bentonville: War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake (in Rogers) and Devil's Den State Park (in West Fork). The adventure continues: hike along Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Native American History, walk around Bentonville Town Square, and get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bentonville travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Bentonville takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.