37 days in Arkansas Itinerary

37 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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37 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Jonesboro
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Mountain View
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Jasper
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fayetteville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Paris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Hot Springs
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Little Rock
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
West Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Jonesboro
— 2 nights
End: Jonesboro

2
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ozark Folk Center State Park and Wolf House. Visiting Buffalo National River and Greers Ferry Lake will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

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Jonesboro to Mountain View is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In January, daytime highs in Mountain View are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Jasper.

Things to do in Mountain View

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Old Independence Regional Museum, Wolf House, Buffalo National River, Greers Ferry Lake
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Wolf House ©
Wolf House

2
nights
Jasper

Jasper ©
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Spring Street Arts, then examine the collection at Emma's Museum of Junk, then examine the collection at Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Ozark Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, stroll through Lost Valley Hiking Trail, and then examine the collection at Ponca Elk Education Center.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper journey planning tool .

You can drive from Mountain View to Jasper in 2 hours. In January in Jasper, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Ponca, Ozark Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Emma's Museum of Junk ©
Emma's Museum of Junk
Ponca Elk Education Center ©
Ponca Elk Education Center

6
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.
Get outdoors at Cosmic Cavern and Lake Leatherwood. Do your shopping at Quicksilver Gallery and Iris at the Basin Park. Explore Eureka Springs' surroundings by going to Harrison (Boone County Heritage Museum & Ozark Moonshine Run) and Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brews, see the interesting displays at Saunders Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs travel planner .

Traveling by car from Jasper to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Berryville, Harrison, War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake, Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

5
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Visiting Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and Lake Fort Smith State Park will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and Tontitown Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Walmart Museum, & more), Devil's Den State Park (in West Fork) and Fort Smith (Fort Smith Museum of History & Fort Smith National Cemetery). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Sassafras Springs Vineyard, contemplate the long history of Prairie Grove Airlight Outdoor Telephone Booth, get engrossed in the history at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, and admire all the interesting features of Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. In February in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Springdale, Prairie Grove, Fort Smith, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): do a tasting at Post Winery, do a tasting at Mount Bethel WInery, and then identify plant and animal life at Mount Magazine State Park. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Cox Berry Farm & Nursery, stop by Turner Bend Outfitters, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Aux Arc Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

Getting from Fayetteville to Paris by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Paris

Wineries Nature Trails

Side Trips

Altus, Turner Bend Outfitters, Cox Berry Farm & Nursery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Bethel WInery ©
Mount Bethel WInery
Chateau Aux Arc Winery ©
Chateau Aux Arc Winery

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Riley Art Glass Studio and The Galaxy Connection. Get a sense of the local culture at President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home and Artists' Workshop Gallery. Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Daisy State Park (in Kirby), Historic Washington State Park (in Washington) and DeGray Lake Resort State Park (in Bismarck). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Albert Pike Recreation Area, explore the activities along Lake Greeson, do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs, and delve into the lush surroundings at Ouachita National Forest.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs journey builder .

Getting from Paris to Hot Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, Lake Greeson, Lum and Abner Museum, Daisy State Park, DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest
DeGray Lake Resort State Park ©
DeGray Lake Resort State Park

6
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Popular historic sites such as Old State House Museum and Little Rock Central High School are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arkansas Arts Center and Butler Center Retail Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Little Rock: Morrilton (Cedar Falls Trail & Movie House Winery), Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie (in Stuttgart) and Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall (in Greenbrier). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, examine the collection at Heifer Village (Heifer International), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Grant County Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Little Rock visit site .

Drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Helena.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Morrilton, Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie, Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, Grant County Museum
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the eastern portion of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, a city in Phillips County, Arkansas. On the 23rd (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Helena Museum, examine the collection at Phillips County Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Delta Cultural Center, then don't miss a visit to Fort Curtis, and finally stroll the grounds of Helena Confederate Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Mississippi River State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helena trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Helena takes 2.5 hours. February in Helena sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Mississippi River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi River State Park ©
Mississippi River State Park
Delta Cultural Center ©
Delta Cultural Center
Helena Museum ©
Helena Museum

2
nights
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, see the interesting displays at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, and then try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Parkin Archeological State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Village Creek State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read West Memphis online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Helena to West Memphis takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jonesboro.

Things to do in West Memphis

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parkin Archeological State Park, Village Creek State Park, Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Southern Tenant Farmers Museum ©
Southern Tenant Farmers Museum

2
nights
Jonesboro

Jonesboro ©
Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Powhatan Historic State Park, examine the collection at Wings of Honor Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Randolph County Heritage Museum. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of ASU Museum, then delve into the lush surroundings at Craighead Forest Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Jonesboro tour planner .

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Jonesboro takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jonesboro

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Randolph County Heritage Museum, Powhatan Historic State Park, Wings of Honor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Powhatan Historic State Park ©
Powhatan Historic State Park
Randolph County Heritage Museum ©
Randolph County Heritage Museum

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