36 days in Arkansas Itinerary

36 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Drive to Hot Springs
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Hot Springs
— 9 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
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Fort Smith
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 6 nights
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 7 nights
Drive
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Harrison
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Memphis
— 1 night
Drive to Memphis International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Hot Springs

— 9 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 Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Little Rock (The Galleries at Library Square, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Hot Springs National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita, and find something for the whole family at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs online holiday planner.

Washington to Hot Springs is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington to Hot Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hot Springs, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Murfreesboro

— 2 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Hawkins General Store, then go deep underground at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, and then admire the majestic nature at Daisy State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Klipsch Museum of Audio History, explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Murfreesboro trip maker site.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Murfreesboro can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Fort Smith

— 5 nights
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Smith: Pig Trail National Scenic Byway (in Ozark), Paris (Mount Magazine State Park & Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas) and Altus (Mount Bethel WInery, St. Mary's Catholic Church, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, get outside with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Smith Museum of History.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fort Smith trip itinerary site.

Drive from Murfreesboro to Fort Smith in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Fort Smith are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Fayetteville

— 6 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Bella Vista (Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel & Tanyard Creek Nature Trail), Daisy Airgun Museum (in Rogers) and Bentonville (Bentonville Town Square, Museum of Native American History, &more).

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fort Smith in July, expect Fayetteville to be little chillier, temps between 87°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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Eureka Springs

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eureka Springs: Rogers (Hobbs State Park & War Eagle Mill), Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield) and Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Leatherwood, visit Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, and appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In July in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Harrison

— 3 nights
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harrison: Bull Shoals (Bull Shoals-White River State Park & Bull Shoals Dam), Arkansas Grand Canyon (in Jasper) and Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours (in Cotter). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River, don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts, Head underground at Mystic Caverns, and hike along Lost Valley Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Harrison travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Harrison in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Mountain View

— 2 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Collins Creek Cascade, then see what you can catch with Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service, and then go for a stroll along the water at Fairfield Bay Marina.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Mountain View holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Harrison to Mountain View takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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West Memphis

— 1 night
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): try your luck at Southland Casino Racing.

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Traveling by car from Mountain View to West Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in West Memphis sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos · Fun & Games
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Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious 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.