12 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Heber Springs
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights


Murfreesboro — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro trip planner.

Austin to Murfreesboro is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in June, with highs in Murfreesboro at 87°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.
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Highlights from your trip

Hot Springs — 4 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Do some cultural sightseeing at Fordyce Bathhouse and Mid-America Science Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Ouachita and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Little Rock (Old State House Museum, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, don't miss a visit to Bathhouse Row, view the masterpieces at Artists' Workshop Gallery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs online road trip planner.

Drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Heber Springs.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trip

Heber Springs — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Beach, cast your line with Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service, and then trek along Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Heber Springs trip planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Heber Springs in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hot Springs in June since evenings lows in Heber Springs dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Harrison.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Harrison — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): head outdoors with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours and then hike along Lost Valley Trail. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River and then see a world frozen in time at Rush Historic District.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Harrison route website.

You can drive from Heber Springs to Harrison in 2.5 hours. June in Harrison sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Eureka Springs — 3 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thorncrown Chapel and St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Let the collections at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Museum of Native American History capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Bentonville (The Walmart Museum & Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and explore the historical opulence of Quigley's Castle.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Harrison to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

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.