4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas route planner

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Make it your trip
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Bentonville
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Bentonville

— 2 nights
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of Native American History, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, and then stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bentonville sightseeing planner.

Dallas to Bentonville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Bentonville at 83°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 1 night

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 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch the contagious excitement of Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort and then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bentonville to Hot Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
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.