8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Murfreesboro
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Monroe

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Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 7th (Sun), look for gifts at Hawkins General Store and then admire all the interesting features of Crater of Diamonds State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Murfreesboro day trip planner.

Monroe to Murfreesboro is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Murfreesboro can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping
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Hawkins General Store ©
Hawkins General Store

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), stop by Bathhouse Soapery, get advice or help at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), explore and take pictures at Garland County Library, then admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then make a trip to Bathhouse Row, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs holiday app .

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Spas
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Spas & Wellness
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) ©
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

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night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Big Dam Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Little Rock Central High School.

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Getting from Hot Springs to Little Rock by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Little Rock are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Little Rock

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Big Dam Bridge ©
Big Dam Bridge
Little Rock Central High School ©
Little Rock Central High School

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then explore the galleries of Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mountain View online route planner .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Mountain View takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mountain View when traveling from Little Rock in October, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough 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
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area ©
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Bentonville (The Walmart Museum & Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and do a tasting at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Bentonville
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

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