12 days in Arkansas Itinerary

12 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas itinerary planner

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Harrison
— 1 night
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
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Fayetteville
— 2 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 20th (Mon): take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Leatherwood, and then explore the activities along Beaver Lake.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs online journey maker.

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Eureka Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Harrison

— 1 night
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River and then make a trip to Spring Street Arts.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Harrison trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Harrison takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Harrison are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 24th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, then snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and finally stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mountain View trip itinerary app.

Drive from Harrison to Mountain View in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hot Springs side-trips: Little Rock (The Galleries at Library Square, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anthony Chapel, and have fun and explore at Mid-America Science Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs online visit planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. July in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Murfreesboro

— 1 night
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Daisy State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, and then admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro travel planning website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Murfreesboro are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Fayetteville

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, stroll around Bentonville Town Square, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, and then get great views at Mount Sequoyah.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fayetteville travel route planner.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Fayetteville in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.