4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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Jasper
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Little Rock
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at White River Valley Trail and then add some adventure to your tour with Kayak Branson. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at Ozark Mountain Ziplines, look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then shop like a local with The Birdcage, and finally take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip planning site.

Houston to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in August, expect Eureka Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Jasper

— 1 night
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Jasper takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Jasper

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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.
On the 30th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, then look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, then get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Jasper to Hot Springs in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Spas · Wildlife

Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Little Rock vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Little Rock takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.