8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Grain Valley
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Grain Valley

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. You'll explore and learn at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Arkansas Air Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shiloh Museum of Ozark History and Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of Native American History (in Bentonville) and Siloam Springs Kayak Park (in Siloam Springs). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bud Walton Arena Hall of Champions Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Fayetteville Underground, and get engrossed in the history at Headquarters House Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fayetteville tour website .

Grain Valley to Fayetteville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bentonville, Siloam Springs Kayak Park, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
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Shiloh Museum of Ozark History ©
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Museum of Native American History ©

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, and finally Head underground at Cosmic Cavern.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In June in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
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Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Grand Promenade. Get some cultural insight at Old State House Museum and Artists' Workshop Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument (in Little Rock) and DeGray Lake Resort State Park (in Bismarck). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, get your game on at 4D Adventure, get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs attractions planner .

Drive from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Little Rock, DeGray Lake Resort State Park
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DeGray Lake Resort State Park ©
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

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