29 days in Arkansas Itinerary

29 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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29 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
West Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mountain View
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Harrison
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bella Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Fort Smith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Morrilton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hot Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Murfreesboro
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Ocean City

1
night
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the West Memphis online trip itinerary builder .

Ocean City to West Memphis is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ocean City to West Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ocean City in October: highs in West Memphis hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in West Memphis

Nature Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Parkin Archeological State Park
Highlights from your plan
Parkin Archeological State Park ©
Parkin Archeological State Park
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©

3
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Explore Mountain View's surroundings by going to Heber Springs (Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail & Collins Creek Cascade), Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail (in Higden) and The Bay Trails (in Fairfield Bay). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, trek along David's Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mountain View road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Mountain View takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Mountain View are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Heber Springs, David's Trail, Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail, Blanchard Springs Caverns, The Bay Trails
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

4
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Harrison: Big Spring Park (in Cotter), Arkansas Grand Canyon (in Jasper) and Ponca (Lost Valley Hiking Trail & Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River, don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts, examine the collection at Emma's Museum of Junk, and steep yourself in history at The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Harrison trip planner .

You can drive from Mountain View to Harrison in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Harrison, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jasper, Ponca, Big Spring Park
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eureka Springs: Rogers (Hobbs State Park & War Eagle Mill). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eureka Springs day trip website .

Traveling by car from Harrison to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bella Vista.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Rogers
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

2
nights
Bella Vista

Bella Vista
Bella Vista is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. On the 16th (Wed), take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Razorback Regional Greenway, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, and then walk around Bentonville Town Square.

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Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Bella Vista takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Bella Vista

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentonville, Fayetteville, Pea Ridge National Military 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Smith: Devil's Den State Park (in West Fork), Post Winery (in Altus) and Mount Magazine State Park (in Paris). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Fort Smith State Park, see the interesting displays at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, and take an in-depth tour of The Clayton House.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Smith tour planner.

You can drive from Bella Vista to Fort Smith in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bella Vista in October, you will find days in Fort Smith are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Morrilton.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pig Trail National Scenic Byway, Devil's Den State Park, Mount Magazine State Park, Drennan-Scott Historic Site, Lake Fort Smith State Park
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, then delve into the lush surroundings at Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, and then admire the majestic nature at Mount Nebo State Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Falls Trail, do a tasting at Movie House Winery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Morrilton day trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Smith to Morrilton in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Morrilton can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mount Nebo State Park, Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
Highlights from your plan
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Cedar Falls Trail ©
Cedar Falls Trail
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests ©
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

5
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, and take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs visit planner .

Drive from Morrilton to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Albert Pike Recreation Area (in Langley), Historic Washington State Park (in Washington) and Lum and Abner Museum (in Pine Ridge). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, get your game on at Dino Dig, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, and engage your brain at Klipsch Museum of Audio History.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Murfreesboro road trip website .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Washington State Park, White Oak Lake State Park, Daisy State Park, Albert Pike Recreation Area, Lum and Abner Museum
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Historic Washington State Park ©
Historic Washington State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

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