26 days in Arkansas Itinerary

26 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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26 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Harrison
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fayetteville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Fort Smith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Morrilton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
West Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Chennai

3
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Mountain View (Swinging Bridge & Blanchard Springs Recreation Area), City Rock Bluff (in Calico Rock) and Bull Shoals Dam (in Bull Shoals). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, hike along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, take in the awesome beauty at Ozark Mountains, and don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Harrison vacation website .

Chennai, India to Harrison is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Harrison is minus 11 hours. In December, Harrison is colder than Chennai - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mountain View, Bull Shoals Dam, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Ozark Mountains, City Rock Bluff
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Rogers (War Eagle Mill & Hobbs State Park) and Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, take an in-depth tour of The Carroll County Heritage Center Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs online visit planner .

You can drive from Harrison to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rogers, Pea Ridge National Military Park, The Carroll County Heritage Center Museum
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

4
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Bentonville (Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, & more) and Bella Vista (Back 40, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Sequoyah, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, and learn about winemaking at Tontitown Winery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fayetteville itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista, Tontitown Winery, Devil's Den State Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

3
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Venture out of the city with trips to Pig Trail National Scenic Byway (in Ozark), Post Winery (in Altus) and Lake Fort Smith State Park (in Mountainburg). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, make a trip to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas, immerse yourself in nature at Mount Magazine State Park, and get outside with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fort Smith online visit planner .

Drive from Fayetteville to Fort Smith in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fayetteville in December since evenings lows in Fort Smith dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Morrilton.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Paris, Popeye Statue, Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Pig Trail National Scenic Byway, Post Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site

2
nights
Morrilton

Morrilton ©
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. On the 25th (Wed), stroll through Cedar Falls Trail, admire the majestic nature at Petit Jean State Park, and then hike along Bear Cave Trail. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Dardenelle State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Mount Nebo State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Morrilton trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Morrilton takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lake Dardenelle State Park, Mount Nebo State Park
Highlights from your plan
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Cedar Falls Trail ©
Cedar Falls Trail
Bear Cave Trail ©
Bear Cave Trail

4
nights
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 Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro) and Little Rock (Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center, shop like a local with Artists' Workshop Gallery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Hot Springs tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. December in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to West Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Little Rock, Crater of Diamonds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spas

2
nights
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 31st (Tue), try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing and then examine the collection at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House, and then see the interesting displays at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the West Memphis day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hot Springs to West Memphis in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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