60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Morrilton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hot Springs
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Murfreesboro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fort Smith
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Fayetteville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Eureka Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Harrison
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Mountain View
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Mammoth Spring
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Jonesboro
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
West Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Little Rock
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Morrilton

Morrilton ©
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Get out of town with these interesting Morrilton side-trips: Woolly Hollow State Park (in Greenbrier), Lake Dardenelle State Park (in Russellville) and Dardanelle (Lake Dardanelle State Park & Mount Nebo State Park). There's much more to do: trek along Petit Jean State Park, look for gifts at Pickles Gap Village, steep yourself in history at Cadron Settlement Park, and stroll through Cedar Falls Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Morrilton trip maker website .

Detroit to Morrilton is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Morrilton. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in June: high temperatures in Morrilton hover around 88°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Conway, Dardanelle, Greenbrier, Lake Dardenelle State Park
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Movie House Winery ©
Movie House Winery
Lake Dardenelle State Park ©
Lake Dardenelle State Park

7
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.
When in Hot Springs, make a side trip to see DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck, approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hot Springs National Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs route planner.

You can drive from Morrilton to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 24:
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) ©
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

4
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
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: President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home (in Hope), White Oak Lake State Park (in Bluff City) and State Line Post Office and Federal Building (in Texarkana). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, stroll through Rowdy Adventures, explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and examine the collection at Ka Do Ha Indian Village.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Murfreesboro trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

#Nature, #Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

State Line Post Office and Federal Building, President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, Historic Washington State Park, White Oak Lake State Park, Daisy State Park
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:
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Lake Greeson ©
Lake Greeson
White Oak Lake State Park ©
White Oak Lake State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Turner Bend Outfitters in Ozark--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Mount Magazine State Park, learn about winemaking at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, see the top attractions with Post Familie Winery, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Paris takes 3 hours. June in Paris sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Paris

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Altus, Turner Bend Outfitters
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Wiederkehr Wine Cellars ©
Wiederkehr Wine Cellars
Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas ©
Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas
Cove Lake Recreation Area ©
Cove Lake Recreation Area

4
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
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: Mountainburg (Artist Point & Lake Fort Smith State Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, examine the collection at Chaffee Barbershop Museum, get outside with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, and don't miss a visit to The Clayton House.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort Smith online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Paris to Fort Smith in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Fort Smith are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Van Buren, Mountainburg, Alma
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
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Lake Alma Hiking Trail ©
Lake Alma Hiking Trail
The Clayton House ©
The Clayton House
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©

5
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: Rogers (War Eagle Mill, Hobbs State Park, & more), Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista) and Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, The Walmart Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, sample the tasty concoctions at Core Brewing Co., explore the engaging exhibits at Amazeum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fayetteville trip builder .

You can drive from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler 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 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
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Lake Atalanta ©
Lake Atalanta
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©

6
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, do a tasting at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Eureka Springs travel route app .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. July in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trip

Berryville
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Beaver Lake ©
Beaver Lake

4
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Harrison side-trips: Ponca (Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead & Lost Valley Hiking Trail), Bull Shoals (Bull Shoals Caverns, Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock, & more) and Jasper (Arkansas Grand Canyon, Emma's Museum of Junk, & more). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Buffalo National River. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mystic Caverns.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Harrison day trip planning site .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Harrison in 1.5 hours. July in Harrison sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bull Shoals, Jasper, Ponca
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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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

4
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Get out of town with these interesting Mountain View side-trips: Fairfield Bay (Indian Hills Golf Course & Fairfield Bay Marina), Greers Ferry Lake (in Greers Ferry) and Natural Bridge (in Clinton). The adventure continues: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, see the interesting displays at Old Independence Regional Museum, look for gifts at Mellon's Country Store, and don't miss a visit to The Old Mill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mountain View online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Harrison to Mountain View takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mammoth Spring.

Things to do in Mountain View

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Fairfield Bay, Old Independence Regional Museum, Greers Ferry Lake, Raimondo Winery, Blanchard Springs Caverns
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Indian Hills Golf Course ©
Indian Hills Golf Course
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area ©
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area

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. Change things up with a short trip to Crown Lake in Horseshoe Bend (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Eleven Point River, look for gifts at Main Street Hardy, head outdoors with Griffin Park, and admire the majestic nature at Mammoth Spring State Park.

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

You can drive from Mountain View to Mammoth Spring in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. You will leave for Jonesboro on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Mammoth Spring

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hardy, Eleven Point River, Crown Lake, Spring River
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Eleven Point River ©
Eleven Point River
Griffin Park ©
Griffin Park
Crown Lake ©
Crown Lake

4
nights
Jonesboro

Jonesboro ©
Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Pocahontas (Davidsonville Historic State Park & Randolph County Heritage Museum), Lake Charles State Park (in Powhatan) and Walnut Ridge (Guitar Walk, Beatles Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Craighead Forest Park, steep yourself in history at Parker Pioneer Homestead, enjoy some friendly competition at Jonesboro bowling center, and explore and take pictures at Centennial Bank Stadium.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jonesboro road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Spring to Jonesboro takes 2 hours. In July in Jonesboro, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Jonesboro

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Walnut Ridge, Pocahontas, Parker Pioneer Homestead, Lake Charles State Park
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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Craighead Forest Park ©
Craighead Forest Park
Davidsonville Historic State Park ©
Davidsonville Historic State Park
Guitar Walk ©
Guitar Walk

4
nights
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Memphis: Louisiana Purchase State Park (in Brinkley), Dyess (Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash & Johnny Cash House) and Parkin Archeological State Park (in Parkin). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, admire the majestic nature at Village Creek State Park, get engrossed in the history at Sultana Disaster Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Mississippi River State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the West Memphis holiday planner.

Getting from Jonesboro to West Memphis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Helena, Dyess, Louisiana Purchase State Park, Parkin Archeological State Park, Village Creek State Park
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:
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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Little Rock is known for museums, parks, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, take in nature's colorful creations at The Bernice Garden, immerse yourself in nature at Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park, and examine the collection at Heifer Village (Heifer International).

You can plan Little Rock trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

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, daytime highs in Little Rock are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

North Little Rock, Scott
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 12:
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Big Dam Bridge ©
Big Dam Bridge

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