9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Oklahoma City

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Blue Spring Heritage Center. Visiting Buffalo National River and Beaver Lake will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville Town Square, & more) and Ponca (Lost Valley Hiking Trail & Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Basin Spring Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs online trip builder .

Oklahoma City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Oklahoma City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Eureka Springs, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentonville, Ponca, Buffalo National River
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Beaver Lake ©
Beaver Lake
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River

1
night
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 25th (Thu): stroll through Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mountain View trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hot Springs National Park and then examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Mountain View to Hot Springs by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hot Springs National Park ©
Hot Springs National Park
Zipline
The Galaxy Connection ©
The Galaxy Connection

1
night
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Dino Dig, explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

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You can drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

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