8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Jasper
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 1st (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Little Rock trip tool.

New York City to Little Rock is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Little Rock hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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 3rd (Mon): stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Ouachita National Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Promenade, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs day trip planning tool.

Drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Trails

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Mountain View

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mountain View online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in June, Mountain View is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Jasper

Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Grand Canyon, then take in the dramatic scenery at Triple Falls, and then hike along Lost Valley Trail.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jasper itinerary planning site.

Drive from Mountain View to Jasper in 2 hours. In June in Jasper, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), walk around Basin Spring Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Starkey Marina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Cosmic Cavern and then explore the fascinating underground world of War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs online road trip planner.

You can drive from Jasper to Eureka Springs in 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 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

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.