11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Murfreesboro
— 1 day
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Fayetteville
— 2 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 4th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Greeson, then look for gifts at Hawkins General Store, and then stroll through Crater of Diamonds State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Murfreesboro trip builder site.

Dallas to Murfreesboro is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Murfreesboro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks · Shopping

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 (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, try to win big at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, and get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs vacation planning app.

Drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. September in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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 9th (Wed): snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, then admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and finally walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mountain View trip itinerary planner.

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 a bit cooler in Mountain View, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough 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.
Eureka Springs is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, have fun at Escape Room 13, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and head outdoors with Black Jack Adventures.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Fayetteville

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Buckyball, explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Native American History, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fayetteville vacation planner.

Getting from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Eureka Springs in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fayetteville, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
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.