10 days in Arkansas Itinerary

10 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Tulsa, Drive to Fayetteville
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive

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Fayetteville

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mount Sequoyah, walk around Bentonville Town Square, take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, then get a taste of the local shopping with Museum of Native American History, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Fayetteville online road trip planner.

Austin to Fayetteville is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Austin in September, expect Fayetteville to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Parks · Trails · 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.
Step out of Eureka Springs with an excursion to Pea Ridge National Military Park in Garfield--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. September in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mountain View road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, view the masterpieces at Artists' Workshop Gallery, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs tour builder app.

Drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. Traveling from Mountain View in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hot Springs, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Murfreesboro

— 1 night
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Daisy State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, and then go deep underground at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Murfreesboro online travel route planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. October in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.