8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
West Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Lafayette

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Bathhouse Soapery, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Bathhouse Row, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

Lafayette to Hot Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lafayette in May, with highs in Hot Springs at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row

1
night
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read West Memphis trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Hot Springs to West Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. May in West Memphis sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mountain View.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

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You can drive from West Memphis to Mountain View in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from West Memphis in May since evenings lows in Mountain View dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn Shoppes, then Head underground at Cosmic Cavern, then look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, and finally identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage, stroll around Basin Spring Park, take in the exciting artwork at Iris at the Basin Park, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Zarks Fine Design Gallery.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs trip planning site .

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. May in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. On the 24th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Clinton House Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Pinnacle Hills Promenade, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Turner Bend Outfitters, take in the history at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Heartwood Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fayetteville Underground.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Turner Bend Outfitters, Pinnacle Hills Promenade, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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