8 days in Springfield, Ozark & Eureka Springs Itinerary

8 days in Springfield, Ozark & Eureka Springs Itinerary

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Springfield
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Ozark
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Eureka Springs
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Springfield — 2 nights

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 1st (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Air Combat Museum, look for gifts at Mr. Lincoln's Souvenirs & Gifts, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Lincoln Home Visitor Center, and then make a trip to Rees Memorial Carillon.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Springfield online sightseeing planner.

Lansing to Springfield is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ozark.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Ozark — 3 nights

Ozark is a city in Franklin County, Arkansas, United States and one of the county's two seats of government. Get some historical perspective at Lum and Abner Museum and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Get in touch with nature at Albert Pike Recreation Area and Pig Trail National Scenic Byway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ozark: Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall (in Huntsville) and Paris (Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas, Logan County Courthouse, &more). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Boston Mountains Scenic Loop, do a tasting at Post Winery, and look for gifts at Turner Bend Outfitters.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ozark trip maker.

You can drive from Springfield to Ozark in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Springfield in July, with highs in Ozark at 93°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.
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Eureka Springs — 2 nights

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 7th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Quicksilver Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Zarks Fine Design Gallery, then stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then stroll around Basin Spring Park, and finally shop like a local with The Birdcage.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ozark to Eureka Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Ozark in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Eureka Springs, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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