30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Fort Smith
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Fayetteville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Harrison
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mountain View
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Morrilton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hot Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
West Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Buren River Valley Museum Association. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Pig Trail National Scenic Byway, then enjoy some diversion at THOR Elite Firing Range and Gun Club, and then get outside with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Smith day trip planning site .

Dallas to Fort Smith is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dallas in October, Fort Smith is a bit cooler at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Outdoors Trails Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Van Buren, Pig Trail National Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Bella Vista (Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, Bella Vista Museum, & more) and Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, The Walmart Museum, & more). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Razorback Regional Greenway, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the natural beauty at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fayetteville journey maker site .

You can drive from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fort Smith in October, expect Fayetteville to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista, Devil's Den State Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka Springs: Rogers (Hobbs State Park & War Eagle Mill), Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville) and Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, explore the activities along Beaver Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and get outside with Black Jack Adventures.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip tool .

Drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rogers, Berryville, Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

5
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponca (Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead & Lost Valley Hiking Trail), Jasper (Indian creek Trail & Arkansas Grand Canyon) and Big Spring Park (in Cotter). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River, head outdoors with Ozark Moonshine Run, explore the different monuments and memorials at Maplewood Cemetery, and hike along Big Bluff & The Goat Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Harrison trip planner .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Harrison in 1.5 hours. In October in Harrison, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jasper, Ponca, Big Bluff & The Goat Trail, Big Spring Park
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

3
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Change things up with these side-trips from Mountain View: Heber Springs (Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail & Collins Creek Cascade), The Bay Trails (in Fairfield Bay) and Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail (in Higden). The adventure continues: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, get great views at City Rock Bluff, take in the views from Swinging Bridge, and admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mountain View trip planner .

Traveling by car from Harrison to Mountain View takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Morrilton.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Heber Springs, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail, David's Trail, City Rock Bluff
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

2
nights
Morrilton

Morrilton ©
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Mount Nebo State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Cave Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Petit Jean State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Falls Trail, do a tasting at Movie House Winery, then browse for treasures at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, and finally admire the majestic nature at Woolly Hollow State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Morrilton trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Morrilton takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Morrilton can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Greenbrier, Mount Nebo State Park
Highlights from your plan
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Cedar Falls Trail ©
Cedar Falls Trail
Mount Nebo State Park ©
Mount Nebo State Park

5
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Get out of town with these interesting Hot Springs side-trips: Little Rock (Esse Purse Museum, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, & more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Little Rock
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spas

2
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get curious at Klipsch Museum of Audio History, admire the majestic nature at Historic Washington State Park, and then get your game on at Dino Dig. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Albert Pike Recreation Area, explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

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Drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Murfreesboro can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Klipsch Museum of Audio History, Historic Washington State Park, Albert Pike Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Historic Washington State Park ©
Historic Washington State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

2
nights
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Village Creek State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, and then try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, then steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the West Memphis trip planner .

You can drive from Murfreesboro to West Memphis in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dyess, Village Creek State Park, Parkin Archeological State Park, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Parkin Archeological State Park ©
Parkin Archeological State Park
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©

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