31 days in Arkansas Itinerary

31 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip itinerary planner

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Eureka Springs
— 6 nights
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Harrison
— 4 nights
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Mountain View
— 4 nights
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Hot Springs
— 7 nights
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Fayetteville
— 6 nights
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Eureka Springs

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Leatherwood and Quicksilver Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Hobbs State Park (in Rogers), Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville) and Withrow Springs State Park (in Huntsville). The adventure continues: walk around Basin Spring Park, stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs travel itinerary planner.

Columbus to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Harrison

— 4 nights
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Buffalo National River and Maplewood Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Harrison side-trips: Arkansas Grand Canyon (in Jasper) and Ponca (Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead & Lost Valley Trail). There's more to do: Head underground at Mystic Caverns and examine the collection at Emma's Museum of Junk.

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Drive from Eureka Springs to Harrison in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 4 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ozark Folk Center State Park and Natural Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Mountain View: Fairfield Bay Marina (in Fairfield Bay), Mammoth Spring State Park (in Mammoth Spring) and Greers Ferry (Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service & Greers Ferry Lake). There's still lots to do: stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mountain View online travel planner.

Drive from Harrison to Mountain View in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 7 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 off the beaten path and head to Lake Catherine State Park and Hot Springs Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Hot Springs side-trips: Mount Nebo State Park (in Dardanelle), Little Rock (Arkansas State Capitol & Pinnacle Mountain State Park) and Queen Wilhelmina State Park (in Mena). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, see the interesting displays at Mountain Valley Spring Water Visitor Center & Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and delve into the lush surroundings at Ouachita National Forest.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip maker website.

Drive from Mountain View to Hot Springs in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paris

— 3 nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Magazine State Park and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Piney Bay Recreation Area in London, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Post Winery.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Paris takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Paris

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 6 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Botanical Garden of the Ozarks and Bentonville Town Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Bella Vista (Tanyard Creek Nature Trail & Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel), Lake Fort Smith State Park (in Mountainburg) and Miss Laura's Visitor Center (in Fort Smith).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fayetteville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Fayetteville in 2 hours. Traveling from Paris in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 47°F in Fayetteville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious 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.