21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
1
Little Rock
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Fort Smith
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bentonville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  4​h
End: Little Rock

13
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Butler Center Retail Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Little Rock: Petit Jean State Park (in Morrilton), Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery (in Cabot) and Hot Springs (The Winery of Hot Springs, Spas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum, engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, get engrossed in the history at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Little Rock trip planner .

In October, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hot Springs, North Little Rock, Plantation Agriculture Museum, Petit Jean State Park, Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) ©
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

2
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Fort Smith Trolley Museum, stroll the grounds of Fort Smith National Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Smith Museum of History, then contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, and finally get engrossed in the history at Van Buren River Valley Museum Association. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, then see the interesting displays at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, and then admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort Smith holiday planner.

Getting from Little Rock to Fort Smith by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fort Smith are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Bentonville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Van Buren, Devil's Den State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Smith Museum of History ©
Fort Smith Museum of History
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Fort Smith National Cemetery

3
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 Indigo Sky Casino & Hotel, Buffalo Run Casino & Resort and Daisy Airgun Museum. On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at Daisy Airgun Museum, try your luck at Indigo Sky Casino & Hotel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bentonville road trip website .

You can drive from Fort Smith to Bentonville in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Fort Smith in October, plan for little chillier days in Bentonville, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Bentonville

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Indigo Sky Casino & Hotel, Buffalo Run Casino & Resort, Daisy Airgun Museum, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Zarks Fine Design Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Eureka Springs vacation planner.

You can drive from Bentonville to Eureka Springs in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Branson
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©

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