14 days in Arkansas Itinerary

14 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Little Rock
— 3 nights
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West Memphis
— 1 night
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
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Hot Springs

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.
Bathhouse Row and Anthony Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Riley Art Glass Studio and Fordyce Bathhouse. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Arkansas Walk of Fame, deepen your understanding at Garland County Library, and admire the landmark architecture of Medical Arts Building.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip website.

Tampa to Hot Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in January, expect nights in Hot Springs to be colder, around 32°F, while days are little chillier, around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

3
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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Popular historic sites such as William J. Clinton Presidential Library and The Old Mill are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall in Greenbrier (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some music at Arkansas Arts Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Holly Cemetery, examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum & Store, and pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Little Rock day trip tool.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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West Memphis

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 14th (Mon), try your luck at Southland Casino Racing.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the West Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Little Rock to West Memphis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos · Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip

2
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Fayetteville

Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stop by Dickson Street Bookshop, view the masterpieces at Fayetteville Underground, then take in the history at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Tontitown Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Fayetteville online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Fayetteville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from West Memphis in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Fayetteville, with lows around 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Eureka Springs

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.
Quicksilver Gallery and Iris at the Basin Park will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Cosmic Cavern. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, view the masterpieces at Zarks Fine Design Gallery, get outside with Black Jack Adventures, and learn about winemaking at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs online visit planner.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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.