9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mountain View
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Lafayette

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, then stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Quicksilver Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs day trip tool .

Lafayette to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In June, Eureka Springs is a bit cooler than Lafayette - with highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Beaver Lake ©
Beaver Lake

2
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): trek along Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, then stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Fairfield Bay Marina and then explore the activities along Greers Ferry Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mountain View sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mountain View are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blanchard Springs Caverns, Fairfield Bay Marina, Greers Ferry Lake, Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Greers Ferry Lake ©
Greers Ferry Lake
Fairfield Bay Marina ©
Fairfield Bay Marina

4
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Bring the kids along to Zipline and Mid-America Science Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Petit Jean State Park (in Morrilton), William J. Clinton Presidential Library (in Little Rock) and Murfreesboro (Lake Greeson & Crater of Diamonds State Park). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about winemaking at The Winery of Hot Springs, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs online trip builder .

You can drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. July in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, Petit Jean State Park
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Room Escape Games
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park

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