9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  4​h
1
Fayetteville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Harrison
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: Kansas City

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. On the 6th (Sat), stroll the grounds of National Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Sequoyah.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Fayetteville trip planner.

Kansas City to Fayetteville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kansas City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fayetteville, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery ©
National Cemetery ©
National Cemetery
Mount Sequoyah ©
Mount Sequoyah

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then Head underground at Cosmic Cavern, and finally pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. July in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Cosmic Cavern, Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern

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Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. On the 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Ozark Moonshine Run, then contemplate the long history of The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend, and then Head underground at Mystic Caverns.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Harrison trip builder tool .

Drive from Eureka Springs to Harrison in 1.5 hours. July in Harrison sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Mystic Caverns ©
Mystic Caverns
The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend ©

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 11th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and then stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mountain View trip planning app .

Drive from Harrison to Mountain View in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, then admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, and then hike along Grand Promenade.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Hot Springs takes 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 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel

1
night
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. You've now added Crater of Diamonds State Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, then get your game on at Dino Dig, and finally look for gifts at Hawkins General Store.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Murfreesboro trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro takes 1.5 hours. In July in Murfreesboro, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Ka Do Ha Indian Village ©
Ka Do Ha Indian Village
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

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