15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
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Cotter
— 2 nights
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Fayetteville
— 4 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
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Hot Springs — 4 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Venture out of the city with trips to Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more) and Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, hike along Grand Promenade, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip planner.

London, UK to Hot Springs is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Hot Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Hot Springs hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cotter.
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Cotter — 2 nights

Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. On the 8th (Sat), see human ingenuity at work at Bull Shoals Dam, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Gravity BrewWorks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): head outdoors with Ozark Moonshine Run, get outside with Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service, and then see what you can catch with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cotter itinerary builder.

Drive from Hot Springs to Cotter in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hot Springs in April since evenings lows in Cotter dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville — 4 nights

Explore Fayetteville's surroundings by going to Bella Vista (Back 40 & Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel), Bentonville (Compton Gardens And Arboretum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more) and Fort Smith (Fort Smith National Cemetery & Fort Smith National Historic Site).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville itinerary website.

You can drive from Cotter to Fayetteville in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.
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Eureka Springs — 4 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Explore Eureka Springs' surroundings by going to War Eagle Mill (in Rogers) and Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.
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