4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas journey planner

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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive to Fayetteville, Fly to New York City


Eureka Springs

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally walk around Bentonville Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs itinerary maker site.

New York City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Eureka Springs due to the time zone difference. In June in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get your bearings at Fordyce Bathhouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Arkansas travel guide

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.