3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas sightseeing planner

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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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Hot Springs

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by Bathhouse Soapery and then delve into the lush surroundings at Ouachita National Forest. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Grand Promenade, admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs route builder.

Dallas to Hot Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dallas in April since evenings lows in Hot Springs dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Eureka Springs

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Wed), Head underground at Onyx Cave Park, then shop like a local with Cosmic Cavern, then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, and finally walk around Basin Spring Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hot Springs in April; daily highs in Eureka Springs reach 68°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.