16 days in Arkansas & Bend Itinerary

16 days in Arkansas & Bend Itinerary

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West Memphis
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
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Bend
— 6 nights
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Drive to Roberts Field, Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Drive to Murfreesboro
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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West Memphis

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 11th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Sultana Disaster Museum, and then try your luck at Southland Casino Racing. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, then examine the collection at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House.

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

Memphis to West Memphis is an approximately half hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Museums · Casinos · 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Walmart Museum, &more) and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, get a taste of the local shopping with Quicksilver Gallery, and look for gifts at Silly Chile.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs visit planner.

You can fly from West Memphis to Eureka Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Bend

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Venture out of the city with trips to Peter Skene Ogden State Park (in Terrebonne), Smith Rock State Park (in Redmond) and Sisters (Sahalie and Koosah Falls & McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and take a peaceful walk through Shevlin Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bend holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Eureka Springs to Bend takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Eureka Springs to Bend. Traveling from Eureka Springs in September, things will get slightly colder in Bend: highs are around 73°F and lows about 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 23rd (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Greeson, get your game on at Dino Dig, and then admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Murfreesboro holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Bend to Murfreesboro with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bend in September; daily highs in Murfreesboro reach 88°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hot Springs side-trips: Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, take a memorable tour with Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs visit planner.

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In September in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

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.