9 days in Hope, Hot Springs & Santa Fe Itinerary

9 days in Hope, Hot Springs & Santa Fe Itinerary

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9 days in Hope, Hot Springs & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  5​h
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Hope
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Santa Fe
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Dallas

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Hope

Hope ©
Hope is a city in Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas, United States. To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hope online trip builder .

Dallas to Hope is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Hope

Historic Sites
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Petit Jean State Park and Mid-America Science Museum. Get outdoors at Hot Springs National Park and Grand Promenade. There's lots more to do: bet on a winner at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, take an in-depth tour of Gangster Museum of America, and get your game on at 4D Adventure.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Hope to Hot Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Petit Jean State Park
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Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Hot Springs National Park ©
Hot Springs National Park
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Millicent Rogers Museum and El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site. Appreciate the collections at San Miguel Chapel and Harrell House of Natural Oddities. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos), Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos) and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Ski Santa Fe, identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve, learn about all things military at New Mexico National Guard Museum, and examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe travel route builder website .

Getting from Hot Springs to Santa Fe by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hot Springs to Santa Fe. Traveling from Hot Springs in March, things will get little chillier in Santa Fe: highs are around 58°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taos, Bradbury Science Museum, El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park, Valles Caldera National Preserve
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Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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