30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  6​h
1
Fayetteville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Paris
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Hope
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Little Rock
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Jonesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Mountain View
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Eureka Springs
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and Fort Smith National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and Scott Family Amazeum. Explore Fayetteville's surroundings by going to Tanyard Creek Nature Trail (in Bella Vista), Bentonville (21c Museum & Bentonville Town Square) and Lake Fort Smith State Park (in Mountainburg). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Tontitown Winery, steep yourself in history at Clinton House Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fayetteville driving holiday planner .

San Francisco to Fayetteville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for little chillier nights in Fayetteville, with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bentonville, Springdale, Bella Vista, Fort Smith, Lake Fort Smith State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tanyard Creek Nature Trail ©
Tanyard Creek Nature Trail
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park ©

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Post Winery and Wiederkehr Wine Cellars. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Magazine State Park and Lake Dardanelle State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Queen Wilhelmina State Park (in Mena), Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center (in Fort Smith) and Mount Nebo State Park (in Dardanelle). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Lake Dardenelle State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Paris vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Paris in 2 hours. November in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Hope.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dardanelle, Altus, Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Queen Wilhelmina State Park ©
Queen Wilhelmina State Park

3
nights
Hope

Hope ©
Hope is a city in Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home and 1894 City Market. Step out of the city life by going to Historic Washington State Park and DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hope side-trips: Rowdy Adventures (in Okolona), Daisy State Park (in Kirby) and Texarkana (Lindsey Railroad Museum & State Line Post Office and Federal Building). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hope online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Paris to Hope by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hope

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Texarkana, DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Rowdy Adventures, Daisy State Park, Lake Greeson
Highlights from your plan
DeGray Lake Resort State Park ©
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Historic Washington State Park ©
Historic Washington State Park

7
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Museum Of Discovery. Get in touch with nature at The Arkansas River Trail and Lake Catherine State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Little Rock side-trips: Woolly Hollow State Park (in Greenbrier), Lake Pineda (in Hot Springs Village) and Hot Springs (Hot Springs Mountain, Grand Promenade, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum & Store, get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol, steep yourself in history at Old State House Museum, and don't miss a visit to River Rail Electric Streetcar.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Little Rock route builder app .

Drive from Hope to Little Rock in 2 hours. In November in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jonesboro.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Lake Pineda, Woolly Hollow State Park, Cedar Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Esse Purse Museum & Store ©
Esse Purse Museum & Store
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Cedar Falls Trail ©
Cedar Falls Trail

2
nights
Jonesboro

Jonesboro ©
Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Powhatan Historic State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Craighead Forest Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House, and then take an in-depth tour of ASU Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jonesboro holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Jonesboro takes 2.5 hours. November in Jonesboro sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Jonesboro

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dyess, Powhatan Historic State Park
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ozark Folk Center State Park and Jacksonport State Park. Get outdoors at Buffalo National River and Greers Ferry Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Fairfield Bay (Mountain Ranch Golf Course & Fairfield Bay Marina) and Mammoth Spring State Park (in Mammoth Spring). The adventure continues: stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area and snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mountain View trip maker app .

You can drive from Jonesboro to Mountain View in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Fairfield Bay, Jacksonport State Park, Mammoth Spring State Park, Buffalo National River, Greers Ferry Lake
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Mammoth Spring State Park ©
Mammoth Spring State Park

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.
Visiting Lake Leatherwood and Lost Valley Hiking Trail will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Eureka Springs Historical Downtown and Arkansas Grand Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville), Triple Falls (in Jasper) and Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, Head underground at Mystic Caverns, view the masterpieces at Quicksilver Gallery, and look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs day trip planner.

Getting from Mountain View to Eureka Springs by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Jasper, Ponca, Rogers, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Cosmic Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

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