8 days in Dallas & Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Dallas & Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Dallas & Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Attractions like Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Dallas World Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Cistercian Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Sundance Square & Thistle Hill House Museum), Lifestylez Nails Spa (in Grapevine) and Magnolia Market at the Silos (in Waco). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas online driving holiday planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dallas. August in Dallas sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Magnolia Market Silos, Lifestylez Nails Spa, Cistercian Abbey, St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
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1
night
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 7th (Wed), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then look for gifts at Evilo Oils & Vinegars, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Hot Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Hot Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 90°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Zipline
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Spas

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Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, stop by Mellon's Country Store, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mountain View online attractions planner .

Drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. In August in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Blanchard Springs Caverns, St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Tontitown Winery, then do a tasting at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, then Head underground at Cosmic Cavern, and finally take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs travel route planner .

You can drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bentonville, Tontitown Winery, Cosmic Cavern
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©

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