60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Fort Smith
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Harrison
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Mountain View
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Mammoth Spring
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
West Memphis
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Little Rock
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Morrilton
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Hot Springs
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Murfreesboro
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Monroe

5
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
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: Paris (Logan County Courthouse, Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas, & more), Mountainburg (Lake Fort Smith State Park & Artist Point) and Altus (Wiederkehr Wine Cellars & Chateau Aux Arc Winery). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, don't miss a visit to The Clayton House, examine the collection at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, and get engrossed in the history at Van Buren River Valley Museum Association.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Smith route planning website .

Monroe to Fort Smith is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In July, daytime highs in Fort Smith are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Paris, Van Buren, Alma, Mountainburg, Altus
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:
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Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
The Clayton House ©
The Clayton House

6
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Get out of town with these interesting Fayetteville side-trips: Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista), Rogers (War Eagle Cavern, War Eagle Mill, & more) and Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, Bentonville Town Square, & more). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, enjoy some diversion at Arvest Ballpark, tour the pleasant surroundings at Razorback Regional Greenway, and contemplate the long history of Clinton House Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Fayetteville travel planner .

You can drive from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fort Smith in July, with highs in Fayetteville at 87°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, Devil's Den State Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:
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Lake Atalanta ©
Lake Atalanta
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

7
nights
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.
Eureka Springs is known for historic sites, wildlife, nightlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, explore the activities along Beaver Lake, and do a tasting at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 30:
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Beaver Lake ©
Beaver Lake

3
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harrison: Bull Shoals (Bull Shoals Caverns & Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock) and Jasper (Emma's Museum of Junk & Arkansas Grand Canyon). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Buffalo National River. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Boone County Heritage Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Harrison trip planner .

Getting from Eureka Springs to Harrison by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jasper, Bull Shoals
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Bull Shoals Caverns ©
Bull Shoals Caverns
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock ©
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock

5
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mountain View: Natural Bridge (in Clinton), Fairfield Bay (The Bay Trails & Indian Hills Golf Course) and Greers Ferry Lake (in Greers Ferry). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, examine the collection at Mark Martin Museum, do a tasting at Raimondo Winery, and look for gifts at Ozark Country Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mountain View road trip planning website .

You can drive from Harrison to Mountain View in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mammoth Spring.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Heber Springs, Fairfield Bay, Raimondo Winery, Natural Bridge, Blanchard Springs Caverns
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area ©
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
Mountain View Go Kart ©
Mountain View Go Kart

4
nights
Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring ©
Mammoth Spring is a large, first magnitude karst spring that arises in the Ozark Plateau within the state of Arkansas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Spring: Walnut Ridge (Wings of Honor Museum, Beatles Park, & more) and Pocahontas (Davidsonville Historic State Park & Randolph County Heritage Museum). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Eleven Point River, stop by Main Street Hardy, and admire the majestic nature at Mammoth Spring State Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Spring trip planner .

Drive from Mountain View to Mammoth Spring in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mammoth Spring are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Mammoth Spring

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Walnut Ridge, Pocahontas, Main Street Hardy, Spring River, Eleven Point River
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Eleven Point River ©
Eleven Point River
Davidsonville Historic State Park ©
Davidsonville Historic State Park
Mammoth Spring State Park ©
Mammoth Spring State Park

5
nights
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from West Memphis: Jonesboro (Craighead Forest Park & Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center), Parker Pioneer Homestead (in Harrisburg) and Parkin Archeological State Park (in Parkin). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, get engrossed in the history at Delta Cultural Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Village Creek State Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Louisiana Purchase State Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our West Memphis journey planner.

Getting from Mammoth Spring to West Memphis by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in West Memphis, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Jonesboro, Dyess, Parkin Archeological State Park, Village Creek State Park, Hampson Museum State Park
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Craighead Forest Park ©
Craighead Forest Park
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Parkin Archeological State Park ©
Parkin Archeological State Park

7
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Step out of Little Rock with an excursion to Mack's Prairie Wings in Stuttgart--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Dam Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Little Rock Central High School.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Little Rock trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Little Rock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Morrilton.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Little Rock, Mack's Prairie Wings, Brown's Country Store, Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Big Dam Bridge ©
Big Dam Bridge

4
nights
Morrilton

Morrilton ©
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Morrilton: Dardanelle (Lake Dardanelle State Park & Mount Nebo State Park), Woolly Hollow State Park (in Greenbrier) and Lake Dardenelle State Park (in Russellville). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Petit Jean State Park, stop by Pickles Gap Village, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, and learn about winemaking at Movie House Winery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Morrilton trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Little Rock to Morrilton in an hour. August in Morrilton sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Conway, Dardanelle, Greenbrier, Lake Dardenelle State Park
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Movie House Winery ©
Movie House Winery
Lake Dardenelle State Park ©
Lake Dardenelle State Park

8
nights
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.
Take a break from Hot Springs with a short trip to Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines in Mount Ida, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip maker tool .

Getting from Morrilton to Hot Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 4:
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Lake Ouachita ©
Lake Ouachita

5
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Murfreesboro: Rowdy Adventures (in Okolona), White Oak Lake State Park (in Bluff City) and Albert Pike Recreation Area (in Langley). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, see the interesting displays at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, and don't miss a visit to President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Murfreesboro trip planner .

Drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Murfreesboro can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, Albert Pike Recreation Area, Daisy State Park, Historic Washington State Park, White Oak Lake State Park
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Greeson ©
Lake Greeson
White Oak Lake State Park ©
White Oak Lake State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

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