3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Fort Smith
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Fort Smith

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, view the masterpieces at Susan Morrison's Signature Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Cosmic Cavern, stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then shop like a local with Zarks Fine Design Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs tour itinerary planning app .

Fort Smith to Eureka Springs is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Fort Smith in May, you will find days in Eureka Springs are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bentonville, Cosmic Cavern
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, get a taste of the local shopping with Artists' Workshop Gallery, make a trip to Bathhouse Row, get answers to all your questions at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Spas
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel

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