12 days in Arkansas & Louisiana Itinerary

12 days in Arkansas & Louisiana Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Harrison
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
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Morrilton
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 1 night
Drive to Fort Smith Regional Airport, Fly to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Eureka Springs holiday maker app.

New York City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Harrison

— 2 nights
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River and then see a world frozen in time at Rush Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead and then trek along Indian creek Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Harrison trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Harrison takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 26th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mountain View driving holiday planner.

Getting from Harrison to Mountain View by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Morrilton.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Morrilton

— 1 night
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): trek along Seven Hollows Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park, and then hike along Cedar Falls Trail.

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You can drive from Mountain View to Morrilton in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Morrilton can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Paris

— 1 night
Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): head outdoors with Cove Lake Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Mount Magazine State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Paris takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Paris

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at French Quarter and Chalmette National Historical Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, browse the exhibits of Gallier House, make a trip to Jackson Square, and contemplate the long history of Lalaurie Mansion.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paris to New Orleans. Traveling from Paris in September, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

4.4
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.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.