22 days in Kansas City, Arkansas & Texas Itinerary

22 days in Kansas City, Arkansas & Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Kansas City
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Bentonville
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Little Rock
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Houston
— 17 nights
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Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Your day by day itinerary now includes City Market, Kansas City River Market and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see a show at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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Minneapolis to Kansas City is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in May, with highs in Kansas City at 76°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Bentonville.

Things to do in Kansas City

Shopping · Nightlife

Bentonville

— 1 night
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
You've now added Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Bentonville Town Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Bentonville travel tool.

You can drive from Kansas City to Bentonville in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. May in Bentonville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Little Rock travel planning app.

You can drive from Bentonville to Little Rock in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. May in Little Rock sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will leave for Houston on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Houston

— 17 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah), Ilovekickboxing (in League City) and Galveston (MiArt Gallery, Moody Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and stroll around Discovery Green.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Houston journey planning tool.

You can drive from Little Rock to Houston in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Little Rock in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Houston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.