11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas tour itinerary planner

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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
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West Memphis
— 1 night
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Fayetteville

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for gifts at Daisies & Olives Antiques, Vintage, Flea Market and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville trip itinerary planner.

Oklahoma City to Fayetteville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In March, Fayetteville is slightly colder than Oklahoma City - with highs of 60°F and lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka Springs: Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls (in Compton) and Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, get engrossed in the history at The Carroll County Heritage Center Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs online trip builder.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mountain View trip site.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Little Rock (La Petit Roche Plaza, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Anthony Chapel, and get curious at Mid-America Science Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mountain View in March since evenings lows in Hot Springs dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to West Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

West Memphis

— 1 night
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), try your luck at Southland Casino Racing and then examine the collection at Sultana Disaster Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our West Memphis visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to West Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in West Memphis are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
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.