10 days in Arkansas Itinerary

10 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel planner

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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Stuttgart
— 1 night
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West Memphis
— 1 night
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and then try your luck at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs online travel route planner.

Los Angeles to Hot Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in October since evenings lows in Hot Springs dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along River Market District, admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Bernice Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Little Rock tour website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Stuttgart

— 1 night
Stuttgart is a city in and the county seat of the northern district of Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie and then look for gifts at Mack's Prairie Wings.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip planner.

Getting from Little Rock to Stuttgart by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Shopping

West Memphis

— 1 night
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): try to win big at Southland Casino Racing and then examine the collection at Sultana Disaster Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our West Memphis trip maker.

You can drive from Stuttgart to West Memphis in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

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 8th (Mon): stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then see a show at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mountain View route planner.

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Mountain View takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Visiting Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Beaver Lake will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Museum of Native American History. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Northwest Arkansas Mall (in Fayetteville) and Bentonville (The Walmart Museum & Bentonville Town Square). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, stroll around Basin Spring Park, do a tasting at Railway Winery, and pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic 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.