15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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15 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Bentonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Fort Smith
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Little Rock
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

2
nights
Bentonville

Bentonville
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentonville Town Square and then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, then take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then get curious at Amazeum, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Make your Bentonville itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Salt Lake City to Bentonville is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Bentonville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, you will find days in Bentonville are little chillier (87°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bella Vista, Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Fishing Charters & Tours will thrill your kids. Thorncrown Chapel and St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake in Rogers (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, enjoy the views from Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway, and step into the grandiose world of Quigley's Castle.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs tour planner .

You can drive from Bentonville to Eureka Springs in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
Quigley's Castle ©
Quigley's Castle

1
night
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 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery, and then cool off at Parrot Island Waterpark.

Before you visit Fort Smith, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fort Smith in 2 hours. When traveling from Eureka Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Smith: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parrot Island Waterpark ©
Parrot Island Waterpark
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Fort Smith National Cemetery

1
night
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, then get your game on at Dino Dig, then stop by Hawkins General Store, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Murfreesboro trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Murfreesboro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Ka Do Ha Indian Village ©
Ka Do Ha Indian Village
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

4
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.
Let the collections at Mid-America Science Museum and The Galaxy Connection capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) and Anthony Chapel. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, get interesting insight from Tours, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row

3
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Bring the kids along to Museum Of Discovery and Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Appreciate the collections at Little Rock Central High School and Heifer Village (Heifer International). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, stroll through Big Dam Bridge, and ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Little Rock takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan

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