13 days in Arkansas Itinerary

13 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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13 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h
1
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Bentonville
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Little Rock trip builder website .

New York City to Little Rock is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Little Rock due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Little Rock to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

The Old Mill
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Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill

2
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 3rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Artists' Workshop Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Riley Art Glass Studio, hike along Grand Promenade, then make a trip to Arkansas Walk of Fame, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Ouachita National Forest.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip planning tool .

Getting from Little Rock to Hot Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Trails
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Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll around Siloam Springs Kayak Park and then trek along Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery, examine the collection at Arkansas Air Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Fort Smith State Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville day trip tool .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Fayetteville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hot Springs in May since evenings lows in Fayetteville dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Springdale.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Lake Fort Smith State Park, Siloam Springs Kayak Park, Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Lake Fort Smith State Park ©
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery ©
Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery
Arkansas Air Museum ©
Arkansas Air Museum

2
nights
Springdale

Springdale ©
Springdale is the fourth-largest city in Arkansas, and is located in both Washington and Benton counties in Northwest Arkansas. You've now added Tontitown Winery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, then learn about winemaking at Tontitown Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Sassafras Springs Vineyard. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Core Brewing Co., appreciate the history behind Veterans Wall of Honor, then get engrossed in the history at Bella Vista Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Back 40.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Springdale trip itinerary builder tool .

Springdale is just a stone's throw from Fayetteville. May in Springdale sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Springdale

Wineries Trails Parks

Side Trip

Bella Vista
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Tontitown Winery ©
Tontitown Winery
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History ©
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Veterans Wall of Honor ©
Veterans Wall of Honor

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern, then take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, and finally stroll around Basin Spring Park. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Springdale to Eureka Springs in an hour. May in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bentonville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Lake Leatherwood ©
Lake Leatherwood
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel

3
nights
Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then explore the fascinating underground world of Old Spanish Treasure Cave, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bentonville planner .

Getting from Eureka Springs to Bentonville by car takes about an hour. May in Bentonville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bella Vista, Bernice Area at Grand Lake State Park, Old Spanish Treasure Cave, Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Museum, Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

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