12 days in Arkansas Itinerary

12 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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West Memphis
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
4
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Fly

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West Memphis

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 13th (Mon), try your luck at Southland Casino Racing.

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Houston to West Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in West Memphis hover around 89°F and lows are around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos · Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Little Rock (Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more) and Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, get your game on at 4D Adventure, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs day trip app.

You can drive from West Memphis to Hot Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In July in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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 18th (Sat): stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mountain View trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time 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.
When in Eureka Springs, make a side trip to see War Eagle Mill in Rogers, approximately Rogers away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, view the masterpieces at The Birdcage, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip planner.

Getting from Mountain View to Eureka Springs by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fayetteville

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista), Bentonville (The Spice & Tea Exchange, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more) and Lake Atalanta (in Rogers).

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fayetteville online road trip planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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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.