3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
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Bentonville
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Hot Springs

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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.
On the 13th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs tour itinerary website.

Fort Smith to Hot Springs is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bentonville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Adventure

Bentonville

— 1 night
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally walk around Bentonville Town Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bentonville tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Hot Springs to Bentonville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hot Springs in March: high temperatures in Bentonville hover around 59°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

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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.