8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Mountain View
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Harrison
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Memphis

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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 15th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mountain View route site .

Memphis to Mountain View is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Memphis in June since evenings lows in Mountain View dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Mountain View

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns

2
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Grand Canyon, then examine the collection at Emma's Museum of Junk, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mystic Caverns.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Harrison tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mountain View to Harrison in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Harrison can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Jasper
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon
Mystic Caverns ©
Mystic Caverns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then shop like a local with Cosmic Cavern, and finally view the masterpieces at The Birdcage.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip planning site .

Getting from Harrison to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. On the 19th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Scott Family Amazeum, and then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fayetteville day trip app .

Getting from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bentonville, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Devil's Den State Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 21st (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, learn about all things military at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol, then see the interesting displays at Heifer Village (Heifer International), then take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Discovery, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at The Arkansas River Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Little Rock road trip tool .

Drive from Fayetteville to Little Rock in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fayetteville in June since evenings lows in Little Rock dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©

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