29 days in Arkansas Itinerary

29 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas visit planner

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Paris
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 7 nights
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Jasper
— 2 nights
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Cotter
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 5 nights
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Morrilton
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 9 nights
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Paris

— 1 night
Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. On the 28th (Sun), head outdoors with Cove Lake Recreation Area, then immerse yourself in nature at Mount Magazine State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Post Winery, and then get out on two wheels at Pig Trail National Scenic Byway.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris vacation planner.

Dallas to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Dallas in February, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 54°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Paris

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 7 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Escape the urban bustle at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Beaver Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, The Walmart Museum, &more), Bella Vista (Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Back 40, &more) and Hobbs State Park (in Rogers). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari, get a taste of the local shopping with The Birdcage, take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, and stroll around Basin Spring Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Eureka Springs takes 2.5 hours. In March in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jasper.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Jasper

— 2 nights
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): hike along Lost Valley Trail, trek along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, and then make a trip to Spring Street Arts. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Indian creek Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Grand Canyon.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jasper trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Jasper in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cotter.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cotter

— 2 nights
Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. On the 11th (Thu), head outdoors with Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service, then immerse yourself in nature at Bull Shoals-White River State Park, and then take a memorable tour with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Big Spring Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cotter trip planning tool.

Drive from Jasper to Cotter in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cotter are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mountain View.

Things to do in Cotter

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mountain View

— 5 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Get outdoors at Blanchard Springs Caverns and Ozark Folk Center State Park. Explore Mountain View's surroundings by going to Gravity BrewWorks (in Big Flat), Heber Springs (Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, Sandy Beach, &more) and Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail (in Higden). There's lots more to do: stroll through David's Trail, take some stellar pictures from City Rock Bluff, play a few rounds at Mountain Ranch Golf Course, and examine the collection at Mark Martin Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Mountain View travel site.

You can drive from Cotter to Mountain View in 1.5 hours. In March in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Morrilton.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Morrilton

— 2 nights
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hike along Seven Hollows Trail, then do a tasting at Movie House Winery, and then hike along Cedar Falls Trail. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Petit Jean State Park, hike along Bear Cave Trail, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Morrilton online route maker.

You can drive from Mountain View to Morrilton in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 9 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Escape the urban bustle at Hot Springs National Park and Zipline. Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to DeGray Lake Resort State Park (in Bismarck), Little Rock (The Arkansas River Trail, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more) and Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, try your luck at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip planner.

Drive from Morrilton to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
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.