8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bentonville
— 1 night
Drive
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Jasper
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive to Fayetteville, Fly to New York City

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Bentonville

— 1 night
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): walk around Bentonville Town Square and then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Native American History, have fun and explore at Scott Family Amazeum, and then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bentonville day trip planner.

New York City to Bentonville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Bentonville is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Jasper.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks

Jasper

— 1 night
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Trail, don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arkansas Grand Canyon.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jasper online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bentonville to Jasper takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Jasper are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 17th (Wed): snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Peace Pole, then enjoy some music at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and finally stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mountain View holiday planner.

Getting from Jasper to Mountain View by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mountain View are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Museums · Nature · Nightlife
Highlights from your trip

Hot Springs

— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Catherine State Park and Hot Springs Mountain. Family-friendly places like Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf will thrill your kids. When in Hot Springs, make a side trip to see Museum Of Discovery in Little Rock, approximately Little Rock away. There's much more to do: trek along Grand Promenade, learn about winemaking at The Winery of Hot Springs, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs tour planning app.

Drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. Traveling from Mountain View in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Hot Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
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.