47 days in Arkansas Itinerary

47 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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47 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Little Rock
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hot Springs
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Mount Ida
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Fayetteville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Eureka Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Ponca
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mountain View
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
Milan

9
days
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Old State House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pickles Gap Village (in Conway), Woolly Hollow State Park (in Greenbrier) and Morrilton (Museum of Automobiles & Petit Jean State Park). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Dam Bridge, meet the residents at Little Rock Zoo, and learn about all things military at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Little Rock online sightseeing planner .

Milan, Italy to Little Rock is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to Little Rock. In April, Little Rock is a bit warmer than Milan - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Morrilton, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Woolly Hollow State Park, Pickles Gap Village
Highlights from your plan
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©
Arkansas State Capitol ©
Arkansas State Capitol

10
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Ouachita and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Venture out of the city with trips to Rowdy Adventures (in Okolona), Ron Coleman Mine (in Jessieville) and DeGray Lake Resort State Park (in Bismarck). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Hot Springs National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Grand Promenade, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, try your luck at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, and admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip maker site .

Getting from Little Rock to Hot Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Ida.

Things to do in Hot Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jessieville, DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Rowdy Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

4
days
Mount Ida

Mount Ida ©
Mount Ida is a city in Montgomery County, Arkansas, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines and President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Ida side-trips: Queen Wilhelmina State Park (in Mena), Murfreesboro (Lake Greeson, Ka Do Ha Indian Village, & more) and Historic Washington State Park (in Washington). There's more to do: get your game on at Twin Creek Crystal Mine.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mount Ida trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mount Ida in an hour. In May in Mount Ida, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mount Ida

#Nature, #Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, Historic Washington State Park, President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Highlights from your plan
Queen Wilhelmina State Park ©
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines ©
Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines
Historic Washington State Park ©
Historic Washington State Park

4
days
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 off the beaten path and head to Mount Magazine State Park and Lake Dardanelle State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Ozark-St. Francis National Forests (in Russellville), Turner Bend Outfitters (in Ozark) and Mount Nebo State Park (in Dardanelle). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Post Familie Winery and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Mount Ida to Paris in 2 hours. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Paris

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Altus, Dardanelle, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Turner Bend Outfitters
Highlights from your plan
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Nebo State Park ©
Mount Nebo State Park
Lake Dardanelle State Park ©
Lake Dardanelle State Park

5
days
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Explore hidden gems such as Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens and Hobbs State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Lake Fort Smith State Park (in Mountainburg), Bella Vista (Tanyard Creek Nature Trail & Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel) and Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Museum of Native American History, & more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Den State Park, explore and take pictures at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, stroll the grounds of Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery, and admire the natural beauty at Clinton House Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Paris to Fayetteville takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista, Rogers, Lake Fort Smith State Park, Devil's Den State Park
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
War Eagle Cavern ©
War Eagle Cavern

6
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pea Ridge National Military Park and Blue Spring Heritage Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Huntsville (Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall & Withrow Springs State Park). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave Park, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. May in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ponca.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Huntsville, Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

4
days
Ponca

Ponca ©
Ponca is an unincorporated community in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Buffalo National River and Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead. Step out of Ponca to go to Harrison and see Mystic Caverns, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Lost Valley Hiking Trail, see the interesting displays at Emma's Museum of Junk, admire the sheer force of Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ponca online road trip planner .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Ponca in 1.5 hours. May in Ponca sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Ponca

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Jasper, Harrison, Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon
Mystic Caverns ©
Mystic Caverns

3
days
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blanchard Springs Recreation Area and Bull Shoals Dam. Venture out of the city with trips to Greers Ferry Lake (in Greers Ferry) and Natural Bridge (in Clinton). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, get your game on at Mountain View Go Kart, and Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mountain View journey planner.

You can drive from Ponca to Mountain View in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mountain View

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bull Shoals Dam, Greers Ferry Lake, Natural Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area ©
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

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