4 days in Hot Springs & Little Rock Itinerary

4 days in Hot Springs & Little Rock Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Little Rock
— 1 night

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Hot Springs

— 2 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.
Get some historical perspective at Fordyce Bathhouse and Anthony Chapel. Visiting Zipline and Cedar Falls Trail will get you outdoors. Take a break from Hot Springs with a short trip to Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip tool.

Little Rock to Hot Springs is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

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Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 25th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then stroll through Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Little Rock road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Little Rock takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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