4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs trip planning website.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Eureka Springs is minus 1 hour. In May in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs route planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.