10 days in Arkansas Itinerary

10 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel route planner

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Murfreesboro
— 1 day
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
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Murfreesboro

— 1 day
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Daisy State Park, look for gifts at Hawkins General Store, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Murfreesboro trip planner.

Lafayette to Murfreesboro is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lafayette in October, expect Murfreesboro to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hot Springs side-trips: Petit Jean State Park (in Morrilton) and Little Rock (Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, deepen your understanding at Garland County Library, take in the awesome beauty at Hot Springs Mountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs journey maker site.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In October in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
You've now added Arkansas Grand Canyon to your itinerary. Step out of Eureka Springs to go to Rogers and see War Eagle Mill, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Eureka Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hot Springs in October: highs in Eureka Springs hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): walk around Orchards Park, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, explore the world behind art at Museum of Native American History, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square. Keep things going the next day: hike along Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fayetteville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. October in Fayetteville sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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.