30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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30 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Eureka Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Fort Smith
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hot Springs
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Mountain View
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
West Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Orlando

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Big Bluff & The Goat Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Thorncrown Chapel and Pea Ridge National Military Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Jasper (Arkansas Grand Canyon & Indian creek Trail), Ponca (Lost Valley Hiking Trail & Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead) and Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, browse for treasures at The Barn Shoppes, take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, and explore the historical opulence of Quigley's Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Orlando to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Eureka Springs is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in April; daily highs in Eureka Springs reach 68°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ponca, Jasper, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Cosmic Cavern, Big Bluff & The Goat Trail
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©

6
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Museum-lovers will get to explore Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Bud Walton Arena Hall of Champions Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Fayetteville side-trips: Siloam Springs Kayak Park (in Siloam Springs), Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall (in Huntsville) and Bentonville (Museum of Native American History & The Walmart Museum). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of National Cemetery, sample the tasty concoctions at Bentonville Brewing Company, do a tasting at Tontitown Winery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fayetteville online route planner .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Springdale, Bella Vista, Siloam Springs Kayak Park, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

3
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Get in touch with nature at Mount Magazine State Park and Pig Trail National Scenic Byway. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Smith National Historic Site and Fort Smith National Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas (in Paris), Queen Wilhelmina State Park (in Mena) and Post Winery (in Altus). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Lake Fort Smith State Park, get engrossed in the history at Fort Smith Museum of History, and appreciate the history behind Popeye Statue.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fort Smith day trip app .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Fort Smith takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fayetteville in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Fort Smith. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Paris, Pig Trail National Scenic Byway, Post Winery, Popeye Statue, Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Queen Wilhelmina State Park ©
Queen Wilhelmina State Park

2
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 16th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Albert Pike Recreation Area, then admire the majestic nature at Daisy State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Historic Washington State Park, don't miss a visit to President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, and then engage your brain at Klipsch Museum of Audio History.

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Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Murfreesboro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Murfreesboro, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hope, Historic Washington State Park, Albert Pike Recreation Area, Daisy State Park
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Albert Pike Recreation Area ©
Albert Pike Recreation Area
Historic Washington State Park ©
Historic Washington State Park

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center and Bathhouse Row. Museum-lovers will get to explore Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Old State House Museum. Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Petit Jean State Park (in Morrilton), Little Rock (Rock Town Distillery, Esse Purse Museum, & more) and The Old Mill (in North Little Rock). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get curious at Mid-America Science Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Little Rock, Petit Jean State Park, The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park

4
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Visiting Blanchard Springs Caverns and Ozark Folk Center State Park will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Powhatan Historic State Park and Jacksonport State Park. Explore Mountain View's surroundings by going to Mountain Ranch Golf Course (in Fairfield Bay), Long Pool Recreation Area (in Dover) and Buffalo National River (in Harrison). It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ozark Mountains and take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mountain View trip website .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mountain View when traveling from Hot Springs in April, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ozark Mountains, Jacksonport State Park, Buffalo National River, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Long Pool Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

2
nights
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Village Creek State Park, 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: immerse yourself in nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park and then contemplate the long history of Johnny Cash House.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our West Memphis day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mountain View to West Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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