15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
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Mountain View
— 2 nights
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Cotter
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
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Fayetteville — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): hunt for treasures at Somewhere in Time Antique Mall, get a taste of the local shopping with Museum of Native American History, then make a splash at Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink and Splash Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Orchards Park, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally walk around Bentonville Town Square.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Fayetteville online attractions planner.

New York City to Fayetteville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Fayetteville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Murfreesboro.
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Murfreesboro — 1 night

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crater of Diamonds State Park, then explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and then admire the majestic nature at Daisy State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Murfreesboro trip planner.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Murfreesboro in 4 hours. In July in Murfreesboro, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Little Rock (Arkansas State Capitol, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and don't miss a visit to Bathhouse Row.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip site.

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mountain View.
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Mountain View — 2 nights

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 8th (Sat), walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally make a trip to Peace Pole. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Greers Ferry Lake and then see what you can catch with Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Mountain View road trip planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) 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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Bull Shoals Lake, admire the engineering at Bull Shoals Dam, and then cast your line with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cotter trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Cotter takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) 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.
When in Eureka Springs, make a side trip to see Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, approximately Berryville away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cotter to Eureka Springs takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Arkansas travel guide

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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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