6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip maker

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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hot Springs: Little Rock (The Galleries at Library Square, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). The adventure continues: get advice or help at Fordyce Bathhouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel, and admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs road trip planning app.

Gulfport to Hot Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage, and take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Eureka Springs vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Hot Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Eureka Springs, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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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.