8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Morrilton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, take in nature's colorful creations at Anthony Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs day trip website .

New York City to Hot Springs is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hot Springs, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Morrilton.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Highlights from your plan
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spas
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

1
night
Morrilton

Morrilton ©
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. On the 14th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Cadron Settlement Park, then admire the majestic nature at Petit Jean State Park, and then hike along Cedar Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Morrilton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Morrilton takes 1.5 hours. In October in Morrilton, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Cadron Settlement Park
Highlights from your plan
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Cedar Falls Trail ©
Cedar Falls Trail
Cadron Settlement Park ©
Cadron Settlement Park

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mountain View online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Mountain View takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mountain View are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Beaver Lake. Explore Eureka Springs' surroundings by going to Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca) and Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and walk around Basin Spring Park.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip app .

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Bentonville, Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Beaver Lake ©
Beaver Lake

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