11 days in Arkansas & Branson Itinerary

11 days in Arkansas & Branson Itinerary

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11 days in Arkansas & Branson Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
North Little Rock
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Fort Smith
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Branson
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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day
North Little Rock

North Little Rock ©
North Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in the central part of the state. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Arkansas Governor's Mansion, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Holly Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our North Little Rock trip builder .

Seattle to North Little Rock is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in North Little Rock can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in North Little Rock

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Little Rock
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Mount Holly Cemetery ©
Mount Holly Cemetery
Arkansas Governor's Mansion ©
Arkansas Governor's Mansion

1
night
Fort Smith

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 12th (Wed): make a trip to St Scholastica Monastery, have fun at THOR Elite Firing Range and Gun Club, take an in-depth tour of Van Buren River Valley Museum Association, then examine the collection at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, and finally explore the world behind art at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort Smith trip maker website .

You can drive from North Little Rock to Fort Smith in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Van Buren
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Drennan-Scott Historic Site ©
Drennan-Scott Historic Site
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum ©
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
THOR Elite Firing Range and Gun Club ©

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nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at Bud Walton Arena Hall of Champions Museum, then see the interesting displays at Arkansas Air Museum, then stroll the grounds of National Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, get engrossed in the history at Rogers Historical Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Ozark Beer Co., and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bentonville Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fayetteville tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Fayetteville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fort Smith in February since evenings lows in Fayetteville dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Rogers, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
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Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery ©
Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History ©
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Onyx Cave Park, Thorncrown Chapel, New Holy Land Tour, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Veterans Memorial Museum and Amazeum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eureka Springs: The Copper Coin (in Branson), Ralph Foster Museum (in Point Lookout) and Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia, view the masterpieces at The Birdcage, and appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

Before you visit Eureka Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Branson, Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
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Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

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nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You've now added Marvel Cave to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at George Washington Carver National Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Precious Moments Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Branson day trip app .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Branson takes 1.5 hours. In February in Branson, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 29°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Branson

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, George Washington Carver National Monument, Precious Moments Park, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
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