4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas itinerary planner

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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 25th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, and then take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs day trip planner.

Dallas to Eureka Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in November: high temperatures in Eureka Springs hover around 58°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.
On the 27th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the information you need at Fordyce Bathhouse, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs online day trip planner.

Getting from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Adventure

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious 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.