31 days in Arkansas Itinerary

31 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas itinerary planner

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Hot Springs
— 8 nights
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Morrilton
— 1 night
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Ozark
— 2 nights
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Fayetteville
— 4 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 8 nights
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Cotter
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 3 nights
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West Memphis
— 2 nights
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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.
Do your shopping at Ron Coleman Mining and Artists' Workshop Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Hot Springs National Park and Cedar Glades. Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Little Rock (William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Diamond Bear Brewing Company), Albert Pike Recreation Area (in Langley) and Delta Rivers Nature Center (in Pine Bluff). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape of Ouachita National Forest, get answers to all your questions at Fordyce Bathhouse, and try your luck at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs day trip planning app.

Philadelphia to Hot Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Hot Springs: highs are around 73°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Morrilton.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 10th (Sat): trek along Seven Hollows Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Cave Trail, then do a tasting at Movie House Winery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Falls Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Morrilton day trip planning site.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Morrilton can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ozark.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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 11th (Sun): head outdoors with Cove Lake Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Mount Magazine State Park, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Aux Arc Winery, and finally look for gifts at Turner Bend Outfitters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas, do a tasting at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, then do a tasting at Post Winery, then learn about winemaking at Mount Bethel WInery, and finally stroll through Pig Trail National Scenic Byway.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Ozark trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Ozark takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Ozark

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 4 nights
Do your shopping at Museum of Native American History and Dickson Street Bookshop. Get outdoors at Razorback Regional Greenway and Devil's Den State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari (in Gentry), Bentonville (Bentonville Brewing Company, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more) and Pinnacle Hills Promenade (in Rogers).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville trip planner.

Drive from Ozark to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In April, Fayetteville is a bit cooler than Ozark - with highs of 69°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Head to Branson Landing and Cosmic Cavernfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Explore Eureka Springs' surroundings by going to Branson (The Butterfly Palace, VIP Tours of Branson, &more), Ridgedale (Top of the Rock Golf Course & Lost Canyon Nature Trail - Top of the Rock) and National Tiger Sanctuary (in Saddlebrooke). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, view the masterpieces at Quicksilver Gallery, head outdoors with Black Jack Adventures, and visit Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Cotter.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Cotter

— 2 nights
Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Hurricane River Cave, then look for gifts at Gilbert General Store, then head outdoors with Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service, and finally see what you can catch with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cotter trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Cotter in 2 hours. In April in Cotter, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mountain View.

Things to do in Cotter

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 3 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Take a break from the city and head to Blanchard Springs Caverns and Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service. Get out of town with these interesting Mountain View side-trips: Heber Springs (Collins Creek Cascade, Ozark Country Market, &more) and Fairfield Bay (Mountain Ranch Golf Course, Indian Hills Golf Course, &more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, walk around Washington Street Park, and make a trip to The Old Mill.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mountain View trip planning website.

You can drive from Cotter to Mountain View in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

West Memphis

— 2 nights
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 30th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Village Creek State Park, and then try to win big at Hollywood Casino Tunica.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the West Memphis travel website.

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 in West Memphis, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos

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.