11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Drive:  1​h
1
Hot Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Bentonville
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Bella Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Berryville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Mountain View
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Heber Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Little Rock

1
day
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stop by Bathhouse Soapery, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip itinerary planning app .

Little Rock to Hot Springs is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Spas Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spas

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. You've now added Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Clinton House Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, explore the activities along Lake Fayetteville, and then admire the majestic nature at Natural Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville road trip planning site .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Fayetteville in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in September, expect Fayetteville to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bentonville.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Natural Falls State Park, Devil's Den State Park
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Den State Park ©
Devil's Den State Park
Room Escape Games
Lake Fayetteville ©
Lake Fayetteville

1
night
Bentonville

Bentonville
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, see the interesting displays at Daisy Airgun Museum, explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, then stroll around Bentonville Town Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bentonville attractions website .

Bentonville is just a stone's throw from Fayetteville. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bella Vista.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Daisy Airgun Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

1
night
Bella Vista

Bella Vista ©
Bella Vista is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. You've now added Tanyard Creek Nature Trail to your itinerary. On the 1st (Tue), Head underground at Bluff Dwellers Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then trek along Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind Veterans Wall of Honor.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bella Vista holiday builder .

Bella Vista is very close to Bentonville. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Bella Vista

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bluff Dwellers Cave
Highlights from your plan
Tanyard Creek Nature Trail ©
Tanyard Creek Nature Trail
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Bluff Dwellers Cave ©
Bluff Dwellers Cave

2
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
You've now added Ozark Mountain Ziplines to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, stop by Silly Chile, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at Ozark Mountain Ziplines, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, and then explore the activities along Beaver Lake.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Bella Vista to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In October in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Berryville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Ozark Mountain Ziplines ©
Ozark Mountain Ziplines

1
night
Berryville

Berryville ©
Berryville is a city in Carroll County, Arkansas, United States. You've now added Cosmic Cavern to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Carroll County Heritage Center Museum, Head underground at Cosmic Cavern, then see the interesting displays at Saunders Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Snake World.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berryville trip planner.

Berryville is just a stone's throw from Eureka Springs. In October in Berryville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Berryville

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern
Saunders Museum ©
Saunders Museum

2
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then browse the exhibits of Ozark Folk Center State Park, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Peace Pole, then stroll around Washington Street Park, then take in the views from Swinging Bridge, and finally make a trip to The Old Mill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mountain View road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berryville to Mountain View takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Heber Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Washington Street Park ©
Washington Street Park

1
night
Heber Springs

Heber Springs ©
Heber Springs is a city in Cleburne County, Arkansas, United States. You've now added Sandy Beach to your itinerary. On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Greers Ferry Lake and then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Heber Springs trip itinerary site .

Getting from Mountain View to Heber Springs by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Heber Springs can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Heber Springs

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Greers Ferry Lake
Highlights from your plan
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach
Greers Ferry Lake ©
Greers Ferry Lake

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