10 days in Arkansas Itinerary

10 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Murfreesboro
— 1 day
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Hot Springs
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 3 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 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Greeson, then look for gifts at Hawkins General Store, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Murfreesboro road trip planning tool.

Austin to Murfreesboro is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in September, with highs in Murfreesboro at 88°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Hot Springs

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hot Springs National Park and Zipline. Kids will enjoy Spas and William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Little Rock (The Galleries at Library Square, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more) and Morrilton (Seven Hollows Trail & Petit Jean State Park). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, stroll through Dapper & Debonaire, and deepen your understanding at Garland County Library.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs route maker app.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In September in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 30th (Wed): stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then see a show at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mountain View journey maker app.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mountain View, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can 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.
Bring the kids along to Ozark Mountain Ziplines and Thorncrown Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Blue Spring Heritage Center. Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Bentonville (Bentonville Town Square, The Walmart Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Birdcage.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs road trip website.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In September in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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.