8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bella Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Houston

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The Walmart Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pea Ridge National Military Park and Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eureka Springs: Bentonville (The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens & 21c Museum). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and walk around Basin Spring Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs visit planner .

Houston to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in June: high temperatures in Eureka Springs hover around 84°F and lows are around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bella Vista.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©

1
night
Bella Vista

Bella Vista ©
Bella Vista is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Back 40, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then get engrossed in the history at Bella Vista Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanyard Creek Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bella Vista trip planner .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Bella Vista in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Bella Vista

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Tanyard Creek Nature Trail ©
Tanyard Creek Nature Trail

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 6th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mountain View trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bella Vista to Mountain View takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mountain View are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Anthony Chapel and Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Old State House Museum and Heifer Village (Heifer International). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Hot Springs online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Hot Springs takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mountain View in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hot Springs, with lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Little Rock
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum

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