8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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Jasper
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Little Rock
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll around Basin Spring Park and then shop like a local with Cosmic Cavern.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs driving holiday app.

New York City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Eureka Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Jasper.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

1
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Jasper

Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Spring Street Arts, identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper trip itinerary site.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Jasper in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
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Hot Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Bathhouse Soapery, hike along Grand Promenade, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel and then get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs day trip tool.

You can drive from Jasper to Hot Springs in 3 hours. In August in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Trails · Outdoors

3
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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Explore hidden gems such as The Arkansas River Trail and Museum Of Discovery. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, snap pictures at Junction Bridge, see the interesting displays at Esse Purse Museum & Store, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Little Rock trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Little Rock takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Little Rock sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
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.