60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip planner

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Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Drive to Murfreesboro
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Murfreesboro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 12 nights
Drive
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Morrilton
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort Smith
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 9 nights
Drive
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Jasper
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cotter
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 5 nights
Drive
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West Memphis
— 5 nights
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Murfreesboro

— 5 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Murfreesboro side-trips: The Museum of the Red River (in Idabel), Cossatot River State Park (in Wickes) and Broken Bow (Kayaking & Canoeing, Fish Tales Winery & Vineyards, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, go deep underground at Board Camp Crystal Mine, explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and engage your brain at Klipsch Museum of Audio History.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro online tour itinerary maker.

Charlotte to Murfreesboro is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Murfreesboro are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:

Hot Springs

— 12 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Cortez Golf Course (in Hot Springs Village), Little Rock (Outlets of Little Rock, Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, &more) and Lake Ouachita State Park (in Mountain Pine). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. June in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. You will leave for Morrilton on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — Jul 1:

Morrilton

— 4 nights
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Morrilton is known for nature, trails, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Falls Trail, examine the collection at Museum of Automobiles, and learn about winemaking at Movie House Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Morrilton itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Morrilton can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Morrilton

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Fort Smith

— 5 nights
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Smith: Queen Wilhelmina State Park (in Mena), Heavener Runestone Park (in Heavener) and Altus (Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Mount Bethel WInery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, indulge in some personalized pampering at Inner Peace Massage and Body Studio, admire the masterpieces at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, and stroll the grounds of Fort Smith National Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Smith day trip website.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Fort Smith takes 2 hours. July in Fort Smith sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Fayetteville

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Bella Vista (Veterans Wall of Honor, Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, &more), Bentonville (The Buckyball, Orchards Park, &more) and Tulsa (Guthrie Green, BOK Center, &more).

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Fayetteville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fort Smith in July, with highs in Fayetteville at 87°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

Eureka Springs

— 9 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Springfield (Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium & Fantastic Caverns), Point Lookout (Ralph Foster Museum, College of the Ozarks, &more) and Branson (Arcade City, Dancing Water Fountain, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Tiger Sanctuary, and pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs road trip tool.

Drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 24:

Jasper

— 4 nights
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Jasper side-trips: Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall (in Huntsville), Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca) and Cox Berry Farm & Nursery (in Clarksville). There's lots more to do: stroll through Arkansas Grand Canyon, examine the collection at Emma's Museum of Junk, trek along Indian creek Trail, and don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Jasper takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Jasper can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cotter.

Things to do in Jasper

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Cotter

— 5 nights
Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. Explore Cotter's surroundings by going to Buffalo National River (in Harrison), Tyler Bend Visitor Center (in Marshall) and Gilbert General Store (in Gilbert). Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Big Spring Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Bull Shoals Lake, admire the majestic nature at Bull Shoals-White River State Park, and see human ingenuity at work at Bull Shoals Dam.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cotter trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Jasper to Cotter takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You'll set off for Mountain View on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Cotter

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:

Mountain View

— 5 nights
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: Batesville (Old Independence Regional Museum & Mark Martin Museum), City Rock Bluff (in Calico Rock) and Heber Springs (Collins Creek Cascade, Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, &more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, examine the collection at Wings of Honor Museum, stroll through Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Greers Ferry Lake.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mountain View driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Cotter to Mountain View by car takes about 1.5 hours. 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 (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

West Memphis

— 5 nights
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Explore West Memphis' surroundings by going to Jonesboro (Skirmish at Jonesboro, Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, &more), Tunica (Casino at Resorts Tunica, Sam's Gambling Hall, &more) and Crowley Ridge State Park (in Paragould). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, stroll through Village Creek State Park, admire the majestic nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, and make a trip to Pillow Thompson House.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read West Memphis trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Mountain View to West Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 12:

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious 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.