4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Hot Springs
— 1 night
End: Dallas

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): shop like a local with Cosmic Cavern, shop like a local with Quicksilver Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Zarks Fine Design Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn Shoppes, then get a taste of the local shopping with Iris at the Basin Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eureka Springs visit planner .

Dallas to Eureka Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in May: high temperatures in Eureka Springs hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. On the 25th (Sat), stop by Dickson Street Bookshop, shop like a local with Fayetteville Underground, then shop like a local with Heartwood Gallery, then buy something for everyone on your list at Northwest Arkansas Mall, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fayetteville route maker app .

Getting from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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Dickson Street Bookshop ©
Dickson Street Bookshop
Heartwood Gallery ©
Heartwood Gallery

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Hot Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fayetteville in May, Hot Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Spas Fun & Games
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Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Room Escape Games
Spas

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