8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
West Memphis
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 1st (Mon), take some stellar pictures from City Rock Bluff.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mountain View trip itinerary maker site .

Kansas City to Mountain View is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kansas City in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Mountain View, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Blanchard Springs Caverns, City Rock Bluff, Sandy Beach
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach

3
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Get outdoors at Zipline and Lake Ouachita. Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Petit Jean State Park (in Morrilton) and Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs journey planning site .

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 somewhat warmer in Hot Springs, with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to West Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Crater of Diamonds State Park, Petit Jean State Park
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Spas
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park

1
night
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 6th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Sultana Disaster Museum and then try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the West Memphis tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Hot Springs to West Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Sultana Disaster Museum
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Sultana Disaster Museum ©
Sultana Disaster Museum

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.
On the 7th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Zarks Fine Design Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from West Memphis to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Cosmic Cavern
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern
Quicksilver Gallery ©
Quicksilver Gallery

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