8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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

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 15th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Iris at the Basin Park, take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip planner .

Austin to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Austin in June, expect Eureka Springs to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Pea Ridge National Military Park
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial 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 18th (Tue): stroll through Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, explore the galleries of Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mountain View online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Little Rock.

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

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 19th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum, admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Holly Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Old Mill, stroll through Big Dam Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Little Rock road trip site .

You can drive from Mountain View to Little Rock in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mountain View in June since evenings lows in Little Rock dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Old Mill
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William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©
The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill

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 21st (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs journey maker website .

You can drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Adventure
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Zipline

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