11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas tour planner

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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
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Morrilton
— 1 night
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
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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 (La Petit Roche Plaza, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, make a trip to Bathhouse Row, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip itinerary builder app.

Boise to Hot Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Hot Springs is 1 hour. Traveling from Boise in May, expect Hot Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Murfreesboro

— 1 night
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stop by Hawkins General Store, admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Dino Dig, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Murfreesboro route planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Morrilton.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Fun & Games

Morrilton

— 1 night
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. On the 6th (Wed), stroll through Seven Hollows Trail, hike along Petit Jean State Park, and then hike along Cedar Falls Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Morrilton using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Morrilton takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Morrilton are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Morrilton

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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 7th (Thu): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mountain View trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Mountain View takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Eureka Springs

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the activities along Beaver Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In May in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Fayetteville

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Scott Family Amazeum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, and then trek along Tanyard Creek Nature Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville trip planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.