8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Harrison
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
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Hot Springs

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Hot Springs Mountain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Promenade and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. When in Hot Springs, make a side trip to see DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck, approximately Bismarck away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs vacation planner.

Little Rock to Hot Springs is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Harrison.

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Hiking Trail
Grand Promenade
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Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Rush Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): Head underground at Mystic Caverns, identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon, and then trek along Lost Valley Trail.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Harrison itinerary builder site.

Drive from Hot Springs to Harrison in 3.5 hours. In July in Harrison, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Mystic Caverns
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Eureka Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern, and then explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs route site.

Traveling by car from Harrison to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. July in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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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 25th (Sat): listen to music at Ozark Folk Center State Park, stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mountain View online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

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