11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

11 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas planner

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Make it your trip
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Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
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Little Rock

— 2 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Arkansas Governor's Mansion, take in the waterfront at River Market District, then get your bearings at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally make a trip to The Old Mill.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Little Rock road trip planner.

Panama City, Panama to Little Rock is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Little Rock. In December, Little Rock is colder than Panama City - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anthony Chapel and Fordyce Bathhouse. Shop till you drop at Dapper & Debonaire and Bathhouse Soapery. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, bet on a winner at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, head outdoors with Cedar Glades, and don't miss a visit to Arkansas Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs day trip app.

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Hot Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nature

Stuttgart

— 1 night
Stuttgart is a city in and the county seat of the northern district of Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie and then stop by Mack's Prairie Wings.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart trip itinerary website.

Getting from Hot Springs to Stuttgart by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Shopping

Eureka Springs

— 4 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.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Eureka Springs Historical Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Thorncrown Chapel and Quigley's Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista), Bentonville (The Walmart Museum, Scott Family Amazeum, &more) and Northwest Arkansas Mall (in Fayetteville). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To plan Eureka Springs vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Eureka Springs takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Stuttgart in December; daily highs in Eureka Springs reach 10°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic 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.