8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) and William J. Clinton Presidential Library will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Crater of Diamonds State Park and Lake Ouachita. Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site & Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs holiday planning tool .

Newark to Hot Springs is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Hot Springs due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Little Rock, Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 23rd (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

Plan a Mountain View trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. In July in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, then witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs trip planner .

Getting from Mountain View to Eureka Springs by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bentonville, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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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

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