30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip planner

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West Memphis
— 1 night
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Mountain View
— 3 nights
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Cotter
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 8 nights
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Fayetteville
— 4 nights
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Ozark
— 2 nights
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Morrilton
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 8 nights
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West Memphis

— 1 night
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 1st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Village Creek State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, admire the majestic nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, then examine the collection at Sultana Disaster Museum, and finally try to win big at Southland Casino Racing.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the West Memphis route maker tool.

Philadelphia to West Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to West Memphis. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, things will get somewhat warmer in West Memphis: highs are around 71°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 3 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Get outdoors at Blanchard Springs Caverns and Ozark Folk Center State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Mountain View: Gravity BrewWorks (in Big Flat), Heber Springs (Sandy Beach, Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, &more) and Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail (in Higden). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Mountain Ranch Golf Course, see what you can catch with Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service, and stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mountain View holiday builder.

Getting from West Memphis to Mountain View by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from West Memphis in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mountain View, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cotter.

Things to do in Mountain View

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Cotter

— 2 nights
Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Gilbert General Store, explore the activities along Bull Shoals-White River State Park, then get outside with Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service, and finally take a tour by water with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cotter trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Cotter takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Cotter

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 8 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Cosmic Cavern and Iris at the Basin Park. Get in touch with nature at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Indian creek Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka Springs: Jasper (Arkansas Grand Canyon & Spring Street Arts), Withrow Springs State Park (in Huntsville) and Triple Falls (in Harrison). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Eureka Springs using our trip planner.

Drive from Cotter to Eureka Springs in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 4 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center and Back 40. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museum of Native American History and Pinnacle Hills Promenade. Get out of town with these interesting Fayetteville side-trips: Fort Smith National Historic Site (in Fort Smith), Bella Vista (Tanyard Creek Nature Trail & Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel) and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (in Bentonville).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. April in Fayetteville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ozark.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Ozark

— 2 nights
Ozark is a city in Franklin County, Arkansas, United States and one of the county's two seats of government. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): do a tasting at Post Winery, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Aux Arc Winery, then stop by Turner Bend Outfitters, and finally do some two-wheel cruising with Pig Trail National Scenic Byway. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church, ponder the world of politics at Logan County Courthouse, then get outside with Cove Lake Recreation Area, then stroll through Mount Magazine State Park, and finally make a trip to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ozark road trip planning website.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Ozark in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ozark when traveling from Fayetteville in April, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Morrilton.

Things to do in Ozark

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Morrilton

— 1 night
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trek along Seven Hollows Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park, then hike along Bear Cave Trail, then buy something for everyone on your list at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, and finally trek along Cedar Falls Trail.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Morrilton online route planner.

Drive from Ozark to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. In April in Morrilton, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 8 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hot Springs National Park and Cedar Glades. For shopping fun, head to Ron Coleman Mining or Artists' Workshop Gallery. Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Little Rock (Riverfront Park, The Galleries at Library Square, &more), Murfreesboro (Crater of Diamonds State Park & Lake Greeson) and Historic Washington State Park (in Washington). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, try your luck at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and stroll through Grand Promenade.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.