31 days in Arkansas Itinerary

31 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas itinerary planner
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West Memphis
— 1 night
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Morrilton
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 3 nights
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Harrison
— 3 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 6 nights
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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 7 nights
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West Memphis — 1 night

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Village Creek State Park, take an in-depth tour of Sultana Disaster Museum, and then try to win big at Southland Casino Racing. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, contemplate the long history of Johnny Cash House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read West Memphis driving holiday site.

Columbus to West Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in October, with highs in West Memphis at 76°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Morrilton.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Casinos
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 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Cave Trail, then hike along Petit Jean State Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Barnyard Friends Peting Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cedar Falls Trail, then trek along Seven Hollows Trail, and then walk around Toad Suck Park.

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Getting from West Memphis to Morrilton by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Morrilton can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Mountain View.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Mountain View — 3 nights

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: Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail (in Higden), Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail (in Heber Springs) and Greers Ferry (Greers Ferry Lake & Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service). There's much more to do: stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, take in the views from Natural Bridge, trek along The Bay Trails, and immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mountain View vacation tool.

You can drive from Morrilton to Mountain View in 2 hours. In October in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Harrison.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Harrison — 3 nights

Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours (in Cotter), Ponca (Lost Valley Trail & Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead) and Bull Shoals-White River State Park (in Bull Shoals). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Buffalo National River. It doesn't end there: stroll through Arkansas Grand Canyon and explore the activities along Bull Shoals Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Harrison online day trip planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Harrison in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Harrison sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Eureka Springs — 6 nights

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Rogers (Hobbs State Park & War Eagle Mill) and Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip planner.

Getting from Harrison to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips

Fayetteville — 5 nights

Explore Fayetteville's surroundings by going to Lake Fort Smith State Park (in Mountainburg), Bentonville (Orchards Park, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more) and Miss Laura's Visitor Center (in Fort Smith).

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fayetteville online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Murfreesboro.
Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Murfreesboro — 3 nights

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Murfreesboro side-trips: Klipsch Museum of Audio History (in Hope), Historic Washington State Park (in Washington) and Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines (in Mount Ida). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, stop by Hawkins General Store, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Board Camp Crystal Mine, and explore the activities along Lake Greeson.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Murfreesboro trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Murfreesboro takes 4 hours. In October in Murfreesboro, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.
Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Side Trips

Hot Springs — 7 nights

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Little Rock (Museum Of Discovery, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more) and The Old Mill (in North Little Rock). Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Hot Springs National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs online route planner.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In October in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · History Museums
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.