9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Mountain View
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Fort Smith
— 1 night
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Hot Springs

Valley of the Vapors

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 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, explore the striking landscape of Dapper & Debonaire, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Hot Springs National Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs road trip tool.

Houston to Hot Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Hot Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 55°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Anthony Chapel ©
Must see
Anthony Chapel
4.8
Fordyce Bathhouse ©
Must see
Fordyce Bathhouse
4.7

2
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Mountain View

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 29th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Ozark Folk Center State Park, make a trip to The Old Mill, then stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, and finally take in the views from Swinging Bridge. On the next day, take in the waterfront activity at Fairfield Bay Marina, then take a pleasant ride with OK Trading Post, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mountain View trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hot Springs in December since evenings lows in Mountain View dip to 31°F. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
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Eureka Springs

Little Switzerland of America

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 31st (Thu): look for gifts at Tee Rex and then get a taste of the local shopping with Quicksilver Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping · Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Must see
Thorncrown Chapel
4.7
Beaver Lake ©
Water Body
Beaver Lake
4.7
Quicksilver Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Quicksilver Gallery
5.0

1
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Fort Smith

Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Fort Smith Trolley Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Smith Museum of History, and finally get engrossed in the history at Van Buren River Valley Museum Association.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Smith trip maker tool.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Fort Smith in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Eureka Springs in January, expect nights in Fort Smith to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Fort Smith Trolley Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Fort Smith Trolley Museum
3.6

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