8 days in Hot Springs & Eureka Springs Itinerary

8 days in Hot Springs & Eureka Springs Itinerary

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8 days in Hot Springs & Eureka Springs Itinerary

Start: Hot Springs
1
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Hot Springs

4
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.
You've now added Buckstaff Bathhouse to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Hot Springs National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Anthony Chapel. Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro) and Little Rock (Butler Center Retail Gallery & Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens and look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip itinerary builder app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Hot Springs. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will leave for Eureka Springs on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Little Rock, Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, 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: identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, then learn about winemaking at Stone Hill Winery, and then browse the different shops at Branson Landing.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs route planner .

Drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hot Springs in May, with highs in Eureka Springs at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Branson, Bentonville
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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