11 days in Clayton, Panama City Beach & Arkansas Itinerary

11 days in Clayton, Panama City Beach & Arkansas Itinerary

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11 days in Clayton, Panama City Beach & Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Drive:  10​h
1
Clayton
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Columbia

2
nights
Clayton

Clayton ©
Clayton is a city in Rabun County, Georgia, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Clayton: Dry Falls (in Highlands), Skinny Dip Falls (in Canton) and Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Blue Ridge Parkway, appreciate the views at Cades Cove, take a peaceful walk through Chattahoochee National Forest, and learn about winemaking at Noble Wine Cellar.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Clayton trip planner.

Columbia to Clayton is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbia in November; daily highs in Clayton reach 65°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Clayton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Parkway, Skinny Dip Falls, Dry Falls, Anna Ruby Falls, Cades Cove
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Blue Ridge Parkway ©
Blue Ridge Parkway
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls

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nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Panama City Beach is known for wildlife, beaches, nature, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Panama City Beach, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get your game on at Kartona The Electric Speedway, and admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park.

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Getting from Clayton to Panama City Beach by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. In November, Panama City Beach is somewhat warmer than Clayton - with highs of 74°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Hot Springs

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 7th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bathhouse Row, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then take in the awesome beauty at Hot Springs Mountain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Hot Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Hot Springs. Traveling from Panama City Beach in November, things will get a bit cooler in Hot Springs: highs are around 62°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, then head outdoors with Black Jack Adventures, and finally appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©

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