9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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

2
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 3rd (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Crater of Diamonds State Park, then examine the collection at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Murfreesboro vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Dallas to Murfreesboro is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In May, Murfreesboro is little chillier than Dallas - with highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature Parks Museums
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Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Ka Do Ha Indian Village ©
Ka Do Ha Indian Village

3
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. When in Mountain View, make a side trip to see Buffalo National River in Harrison, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, make a trip to The Old Mill, see the interesting displays at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mountain View trip planner .

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Mountain View in 4 hours. In May in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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 (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, get great views at College of the Ozarks, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then savor the flavors at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, and finally pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs online journey planner .

Getting from Mountain View to Eureka Springs by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

College of the Ozarks, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
College of the Ozarks ©
College of the Ozarks

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs day trip planning site .

Drive from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Spas Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spas

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