16 days in Arkansas Itinerary

16 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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16 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  5​h
1
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Paris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bella Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Compton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Little Rock
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Anthony Chapel and Grand Promenade. Museum-lovers will get to explore Riley Art Glass Studio and Artists' Workshop Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hot Springs: Mount Nebo State Park (in Dardanelle) and DeGray Lake Resort State Park (in Bismarck). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Ouachita National Forest, get your game on at 4D Adventure, get answers to all your questions at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip planner .

Huntsville to Hot Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Nebo State Park, DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest
Mount Nebo State Park ©
Mount Nebo State Park

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): do a tasting at Chateau Aux Arc Winery, then stroll through Mount Magazine State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Logan County Courthouse, learn about winemaking at Mount Bethel WInery, then learn about winemaking at Post Winery, and finally do a tasting at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner .

Getting from Hot Springs to Paris by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bella Vista.

Things to do in Paris

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Altus
Highlights from your plan
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Wiederkehr Wine Cellars ©
Wiederkehr Wine Cellars
Mount Bethel WInery ©
Mount Bethel WInery

1
night
Bella Vista

Bella Vista ©
Bella Vista is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): trek along Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Back 40, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bella Vista Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bella Vista trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Paris to Bella Vista by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Bella Vista

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tanyard Creek Nature Trail ©
Tanyard Creek Nature Trail
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cosmic Cavern and Blue Spring Heritage Center. For shopping fun, head to Quicksilver Gallery or The Birdcage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka Springs: Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield) and Bentonville (21c Museum, Museum of Native American History, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs road trip planner.

You can drive from Bella Vista to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Compton.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Cosmic Cavern, Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern

2
nights
Compton

Compton ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): hike along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Grand Canyon, and then don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts. On your second day here, trek along Big Bluff & The Goat Trail and then hike along Lost Valley Hiking Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Compton trip website .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Compton in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Compton

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jasper, Ponca
Highlights from your plan
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon
Spring Street Arts ©
Spring Street Arts

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the galleries of Ozark Folk Center State Park, then look for gifts at Mellon's Country Store, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Mountain View road trip planning app .

Getting from Compton to Mountain View by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mountain View are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Blanchard Springs Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

3
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Old State House Museum. Appreciate the collections at Arkansas Arts Center and Museum Of Discovery. Step out of Little Rock with an excursion to Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery in Cabot--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Heifer Village (Heifer International), get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol, take in the views from Junction Bridge, and grab your bike and head to The Arkansas River Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Little Rock trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Mountain View to Little Rock in 2 hours. Traveling from Mountain View in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Little Rock, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©

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