21 days in Arkansas Itinerary

21 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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21 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  4​h
1
Harrison
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mountain View
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
West Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
6
Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Kansas City

3
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Rush Historic District (in Yellville), Big Spring Park (in Cotter) and Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Buffalo National River. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Ozark Moonshine Run, make a trip to Spring Street Arts, and trek along Indian creek Trail.

Plan trip to Harrison with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Kansas City to Harrison is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Kansas City in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Harrison: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jasper, Rush Historic District, Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, Big Spring Park
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Spring Street Arts ©
Spring Street Arts

3
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Change things up with these side-trips from Mountain View: Gravity BrewWorks (in Big Flat), Mountain Home (Donald W. Reynolds Library & David's Trail) and City Rock Bluff (in Calico Rock). The adventure continues: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, examine the collection at Old Independence Regional Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mountain View driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Harrison to Mountain View takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Mountain View sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mountain Home, Mammoth Spring State Park, Gravity BrewWorks, Old Independence Regional Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Gravity BrewWorks ©
Gravity BrewWorks
Donald W. Reynolds Library ©
Donald W. Reynolds Library

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Little Rock (La Petit Roche Plaza, Big Dam Bridge, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita, and contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Hot Springs takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mountain View in February since evenings lows in Hot Springs dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Little Rock
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Room Escape Games

1
night
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Hawkins General Store, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, then get your game on at Dino Dig, and finally admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Murfreesboro are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig
Hawkins General Store ©
Hawkins General Store

2
nights
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, get engrossed in the history at Sultana Disaster Museum, and then try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, then examine the collection at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, and then contemplate the long history of Johnny Cash House.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the West Memphis day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to West Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, daytime highs in West Memphis are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Museums Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Dyess, Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Sultana Disaster Museum, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan

4
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.
Step out of Eureka Springs with an excursion to War Eagle Mill in Rogers--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, view the masterpieces at Quicksilver Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Zarks Fine Design Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

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

Getting from West Memphis to Eureka Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Eureka Springs when traveling from West Memphis in February, with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

The Carroll County Heritage Center Museum, War Eagle Mill
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

3
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, & more), Bella Vista (Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel & Tanyard Creek Nature Trail) and Drennan-Scott Historic Site (in Van Buren). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Razorback Regional Greenway, contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, get great views at Mount Sequoyah, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fayetteville trip itinerary app .

Drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in February, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista, Drennan-Scott Historic Site, Fort Smith National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

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