3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  4​h
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Memphis

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brews.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs road trip planner .

Memphis to Eureka Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Memphis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Eureka Springs, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bentonville
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

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 5th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get answers to all your questions at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs route planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Nature Parks Spas
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Spas
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Room Escape Games

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