15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Mountain View
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Harrison
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Fort Smith
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Hope
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Little Rock
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then get your bearings at Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mammoth Spring State Park.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Mountain View trip itinerary builder site .

Washington DC to Mountain View is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 37°F in Mountain View. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fairfield Bay Marina, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center, Mammoth Spring State Park, Greers Ferry Lake
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center ©
Mammoth Spring State Park ©
Mammoth Spring State Park

2
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. On the 7th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River and then examine the collection at Emma's Museum of Junk. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Grand Canyon, examine the collection at Ponca Elk Education Center, then stroll through Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, then trek along Lost Valley Hiking Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts.

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You can drive from Mountain View to Harrison in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Harrison can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ponca, Jasper
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Emma's Museum of Junk ©
Emma's Museum of Junk
Ponca Elk Education Center ©
Ponca Elk Education Center

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 (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood and then take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Quicksilver Gallery, stroll around Basin Spring Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, learn about winemaking at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Cosmic Cavern.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Harrison to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Cosmic Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Quicksilver Gallery ©
Quicksilver Gallery

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally get curious at Scott Family Amazeum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at 21c Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, examine the collection at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, then take in the history at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

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Drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get out on two wheels at Pig Trail National Scenic Byway, learn about winemaking at Post Winery, take an in-depth tour of The Clayton House, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Smith Museum of History, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, then get outside with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, then examine the collection at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, and finally admire the majestic nature at Lake Fort Smith State Park.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Smith trip builder site .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Fort Smith in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fayetteville in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fort Smith, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hope.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pig Trail National Scenic Byway, Post Winery, Lake Fort Smith State Park, Drennan-Scott Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Smith Museum of History ©
Fort Smith Museum of History
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Fort Smith National Cemetery

1
night
Hope

Hope ©
Hope is a city in Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas, United States. On the 15th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Klipsch Museum of Audio History, then admire the majestic nature at Historic Washington State Park, then look for gifts at Martin's, and finally contemplate the long history of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hope trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Hope takes 4 hours. November in Hope sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hope

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Historic Washington State Park
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anthony Chapel and Old State House Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heifer Village (Heifer International) and Museum Of Discovery. Change things up with these side-trips from Little Rock: Hot Springs (Bathhouse Row, Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center, & more). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, see the interesting displays at Esse Purse Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Little Rock travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hope to Little Rock in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©

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