31 days in Arkansas Itinerary

31 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip itinerary planner

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Eureka Springs
— 5 nights
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Harrison
— 4 nights
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Mountain View
— 2 nights
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Morrilton
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 6 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
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Fort Smith
— 4 nights
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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
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Eureka Springs

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rogers (Hobbs State Park & War Eagle Mill). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs route maker website.

Philadelphia to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Philadelphia to Eureka Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Harrison

— 4 nights
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Explore Harrison's surroundings by going to Bull Shoals (Bull Shoals Dam & Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service), Ponca (Ponca Elk Education Center & Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead) and Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours (in Cotter). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River, don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts, stroll through Big Bluff & The Goat Trail, and head outdoors with Ozark Moonshine Run.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Harrison trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Harrison in 1.5 hours. April in Harrison sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 2 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get great views at City Rock Bluff, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Mountain Ranch Golf Course, trek along Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, and then take in the pleasant sights at Collins Creek Cascade.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mountain View travel route builder website.

You can drive from Harrison to Mountain View in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Morrilton.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

Morrilton

— 2 nights
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hike along Seven Hollows Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Petit Jean State Park, and then trek along Bear Cave Trail. On your second day here, browse for treasures at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, examine the collection at Museum of Automobiles, then learn about winemaking at Movie House Winery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Falls Trail.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Morrilton online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Morrilton takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hot Springs side-trips: Little Rock (Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Hot Springs National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hot Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In April in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Murfreesboro

— 2 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 21st (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Historic Washington State Park, then examine the collection at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, and then admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): go deep underground at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines and then immerse yourself in nature at Daisy State Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Murfreesboro trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Murfreesboro are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Fort Smith

— 4 nights
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Smith: Paris (Mount Magazine State Park & Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas), Pig Trail National Scenic Byway (in Ozark) and Queen Wilhelmina State Park (in Mena). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, relax and rejuvenate at Inner Peace Massage and Body Studio, get engrossed in the history at Fort Smith Museum of History, and stroll the grounds of Fort Smith National Cemetery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fort Smith online vacation planner.

Drive from Murfreesboro to Fort Smith in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Fort Smith, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista) and Bentonville (Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System, Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, &more).

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

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Fayetteville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fort Smith in April, expect Fayetteville to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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.