37 days in Arkansas Itinerary

37 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Harrisburg
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West Memphis
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Little Rock
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Hot Springs
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Fort Smith
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Fayetteville
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Eureka Springs
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Mountain View
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Harrisburg

nullHarrisburg is a city in Poinsett County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Jacksonport State Park and then contemplate the long history of Parker Pioneer Homestead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, see the interesting displays at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, and then steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Harrisburg vacation maker tool.

Jonesboro to Harrisburg is an approximately 1-hour car ride. January in Harrisburg sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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West Memphis

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Sultana Disaster Museum and then try your luck at Southland Casino Racing.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the West Memphis trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Harrisburg to West Memphis in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old State House Museum and Mount Holly Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Little Rock side-trips: Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery (in Cabot), Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall (in Greenbrier) and Delta Rivers Nature Center (in Pine Bluff). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, stroll the grounds of National Cemetery, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and walk around Riverfront Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Little Rock road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Little Rock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Little Rock are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hot Springs

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 some historical perspective at Bathhouse Row and Lum and Abner Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anthony Chapel and Fordyce Bathhouse. Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Hope (Klipsch Museum of Audio History & President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home) and Albert Pike Recreation Area (in Langley). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a taste of the local shopping with Artists' Workshop Gallery, explore the striking landscape of Hot Springs National Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Little Rock to Hot Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Fort Smith

Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Get some historical perspective at Fort Smith National Historic Site and Fort Smith National Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Smith Museum of History and Post Winery. Explore Fort Smith's surroundings by going to Altus (Mount Bethel WInery & Chateau Aux Arc Winery), Lake Fort Smith State Park (in Mountainburg) and Paris (Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas & Mount Magazine State Park). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, look for gifts at A to Z, take an in-depth tour of Van Buren River Valley Museum Association, and see the interesting displays at Drennan-Scott Historic Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Smith trip builder tool.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Fort Smith in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Fayetteville

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The Walmart Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and Prairie Grove Airlight Outdoor Telephone Booth. Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Ozark Beer Co. (in Rogers), Museum of Native American History (in Bentonville) and Bella Vista (Bella Vista Museum & Veterans Wall of Honor).

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fayetteville day trip planning tool.

Drive from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fort Smith in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fayetteville, with lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Eureka Springs

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.
Thorncrown Chapel and St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pea Ridge National Military Park and Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. Venture out of the city with trips to Jasper (Spring Street Arts, Emma's Museum of Junk, &more) and Harrison (Boone County Heritage Museum, The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and view the masterpieces at The Birdcage.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. February in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mountain View

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Powhatan Historic State Park and Rush Historic District will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ozark Folk Center State Park and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Mountain View: Long Pool Recreation Area (in Dover), Mountain Ranch Golf Course (in Fairfield Bay) and Batesville (Mark Martin Museum & Old Independence Regional Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Peace Pole, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gravity BrewWorks.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mountain View road trip website.

Getting from Eureka Springs to Mountain View by car takes about 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Historic Sites · Art 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.