18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hot Springs
Drive:  3 h
1
Fort Smith
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
3
Bentonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Harrison
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Little Rock
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
End: Hot Springs

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sequoyah's Cabin Museum, take an in-depth tour of Van Buren River Valley Museum Association, and then admire the masterpieces at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lake Alma Hiking Trail, then enjoy some diversion at THOR Elite Firing Range and Gun Club, then don't miss a visit to St Scholastica Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Drennan-Scott Historic Site.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Smith journey app.

Hot Springs to Fort Smith is an approximately 3- hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trips

Van Buren, Lake Alma Hiking Trail, Sequoyah's Cabin Museum
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Sequoyah's Cabin Museum ©
Sequoyah's Cabin Museum
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum ©
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Drennan-Scott Historic Site ©
Drennan-Scott Historic Site

3
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Bud Walton Arena Hall of Champions Museum and Fayetteville Underground will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery. When in Fayetteville, make a side trip to see Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall in Huntsville, approximately Huntsville away.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville road trip website.

Getting from Fort Smith to Fayetteville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Smith in October: high temperatures in Fayetteville hover around 73°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bentonville.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park ©
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Bud Walton Arena Hall of Champions Museum ©
Bud Walton Arena Hall of Champions Museum
Arkansas Air Museum ©
Arkansas Air Museum

2
nights
Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Walmart Museum as well as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. On the 21st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, take an in-depth tour of Rogers Historical Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Old Spanish Treasure Cave, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and finally pause for some photo ops at Veterans Wall of Honor. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, then make a splash at Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink and Splash Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bella Vista Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bentonville trip planner.

Bentonville is very close to Fayetteville. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Bentonville

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bella Vista, Old Spanish Treasure Cave, Rogers Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Rogers Historical Museum ©
Rogers Historical Museum
Bella Vista Museum ©
Bella Vista Museum

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bentonville to Eureka Springs takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

2
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend and then admire the sheer force of Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Harrison trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Harrison in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You'll set off for Mountain View on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Harrison

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls
Highlights from your plan
Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls ©
Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls
The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend ©
The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend

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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 26th (Sat): snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and then don't miss a visit to The Old Mill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mountain View tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Harrison to Mountain View takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Mountain View

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Mary's Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
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.
You'll explore and learn at Arkansas Railroad Museum and Museum of Automobiles. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Woolly Hollow State Park and Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall. There's still lots to do: walk around Two Rivers Park and appreciate the history behind Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

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Traveling by car from Mountain View to Little Rock takes 2 hours. In October in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Greenbrier, Museum of Automobiles, Arkansas Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Two Rivers Park ©
Two Rivers Park
Museum of Automobiles ©
Museum of Automobiles
Arkansas Railroad Museum ©
Arkansas Railroad Museum

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.
You'll explore and learn at Mid-America Science Museum and Artists' Workshop Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anthony Chapel and Grand Promenade. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, learn about winemaking at The Winery of Hot Springs, see the interesting displays at Tiny Town, and sample the tasty concoctions at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery.

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You can drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum
Tiny Town ©
Tiny Town

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