16 days in Arkansas Itinerary

16 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Harrison
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 2 nights
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Jonesboro
— 2 nights
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Morrilton
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
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Little Rock
— 2 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Black Jack Adventures. You'll explore and learn at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Quicksilver Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bentonville (The Walmart Museum, Museum of Native American History, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, walk around Basin Spring Park, take a memorable tour with Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway, and view the masterpieces at The Birdcage.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eureka Springs online tour itinerary builder.

Washington DC to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC to Eureka Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Harrison

Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lost Valley Trail, then trek along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, and then don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts.

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Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Harrison takes 1.5 hours. In April in Harrison, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mountain View

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, get your game on at Mountain View Go Kart, and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, and finally go for a walk through Collins Creek Cascade.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mountain View driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Harrison to Mountain View takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jonesboro.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Jonesboro

Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. On the 17th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Powhatan Historic State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Davidsonville Historic State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Randolph County Heritage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, walk around Craighead Forest Park, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Jonesboro bowling center.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jonesboro tour planner.

You can drive from Mountain View to Jonesboro in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Morrilton.

Things to do in Jonesboro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Morrilton

Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Automobiles, admire the majestic nature at Petit Jean State Park, and then hike along Cedar Falls Trail.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Morrilton trip planner.

Drive from Jonesboro to Morrilton in 2.5 hours. In April in Morrilton, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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 in touch with nature at Hot Springs National Park and Crater of Diamonds State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Fordyce Bathhouse and Anthony Chapel. Step out of Hot Springs with an excursion to Mount Magazine State Park in Paris--about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get your game on at 4D Adventure.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hot Springs trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In April in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Old Mill. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Old State House Museum, then grab your bike and head to The Arkansas River Trail, and then admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Little Rock trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Little Rock takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Little Rock sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

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.