8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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West Memphis
— Few hours
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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West Memphis

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 7th (Fri), try to win big at Southland Casino Racing.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the West Memphis online day trip planner.

Saint Louis to West Memphis is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos · Fun & Games
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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Arkansas Arts Center, then admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then take in the waterfront at River Market District, and finally shop like a local with The Galleries at Library Square.

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Getting from West Memphis to Little Rock by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Shopping · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

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Hot Springs

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 9th (Sun), get your bearings at Fordyce Bathhouse, then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then view the masterpieces at Artists' Workshop Gallery, then see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection, and finally try your luck at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Hot Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Fun & Games · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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Mountain View

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, have some family-friendly fun at Mountain View Go Kart, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, stroll through Sandy Beach, and then look for gifts at Ozark Country Market.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Mountain View road trip planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Mountain View by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hot Springs in June since evenings lows in Mountain View dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Eureka Springs

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern, take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Zarks Fine Design Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, step into the grandiose world of Quigley's Castle, look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, view the masterpieces at The Birdcage, then stroll around Basin Spring Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Iris at the Basin Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
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.