10 days in Memphis & Arkansas Itinerary

10 days in Memphis & Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Morrilton
— 1 night
Drive
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Step out of Memphis to go to Tunica and see Horseshoe Tunica, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and look for gifts at Center for Southern Folklore.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Memphis online road trip planner.

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Memphis is minus 1 hour. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs travel planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Hot Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Morrilton.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Morrilton

— 1 night
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): hike along Cedar Falls Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Morrilton trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. In November in Morrilton, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 16th (Tue): stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Mountain View travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Morrilton to Mountain View by car takes about 2 hours. In November in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca), Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista) and Hobbs State Park (in Rogers). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and stop by Museum of Native American History.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs online journey planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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.