5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas vacation planner
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at The Bath Factory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anthony Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then learn about winemaking at The Winery of Hot Springs, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip planner.

New Orleans to Hot Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Hot Springs, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Shopping
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Eureka Springs — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bentonville (The Walmart Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more) and Tontitown Winery (in Springdale). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gotahold Brewing.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in August, you will find days in Eureka Springs are little chillier (85°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature
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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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