8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Tampa

3
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Step out of Hot Springs to go to Little Rock and see William J. Clinton Presidential Library, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, stop by The Bath Factory, get your game on at 4D Adventure, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Hot Springs travel route planner.

Tampa to Hot Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in May, expect Hot Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spas

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 1st (Sat): stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mountain View trip planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Mountain View by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in May, Mountain View is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blanchard Springs Caverns, St. Mary's Catholic Church
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip planner .

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Bella Vista Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, stroll around Bentonville Town Square, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Wilson Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

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