9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Drive:  12​h
1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Harrison
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New Orleans

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Blue Spring Heritage Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern and then admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs online trip maker .

New Orleans to Eureka Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Eureka Springs are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are little chillier (69°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cosmic Cavern, Devil's Den State Park, War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake
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Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern
Devil's Den State Park ©
Devil's Den State Park
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arkansas Grand Canyon and Buffalo National River. Take a break from the city and head to Mystic Caverns and Lost Valley Hiking Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Harrison: Spring Street Arts (in Jasper) and Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Harrison trip tool .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Harrison takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Harrison are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jasper, Ponca
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Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

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 9th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and then have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at DeGray Lake Resort State Park.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip planning tool .

You can drive from Harrison to Hot Springs in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

DeGray Lake Resort State Park
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Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
DeGray Lake Resort State Park ©
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

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