4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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4 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h
1
West Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Houston

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West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Sultana Disaster Museum and then try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read West Memphis trip planning website .

Houston to West Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in October: high temperatures in West Memphis hover around 76°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Sultana Disaster Museum
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Sultana Disaster Museum ©
Sultana Disaster Museum

1
night
Hot Springs

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 12th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Plan trip to Hot Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Hot Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Spas
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Spas
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row

2
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
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 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn Shoppes, and finally wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Historic Downtown Branson, browse the different shops at Branson Landing, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally do a tasting at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs trip planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hot Springs in October, expect nights in Eureka Springs to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Branson, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Branson Landing ©
Branson Landing
Spas

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