43 days in Arkansas Itinerary

43 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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43 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Pasco
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Harrison
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mountain Home
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mountain View
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Morrilton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hot Springs
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Fort Smith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Fayetteville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Eureka Springs
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Pasco

5
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend and Maplewood Cemetery. You'll explore and learn at Ozark Mountains and Boone County Heritage Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Harrison side-trips: Ponca (Lost Valley Hiking Trail & Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead), Compton (Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls & Big Bluff & The Goat Trail) and Jasper (Spring Street Arts, Arkansas Grand Canyon, & more). Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Buffalo National River. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Ozark Moonshine Run and explore the fascinating underground world of Mystic Caverns.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Harrison travel itinerary planner .

Pasco to Harrison is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Pasco to Harrison, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Harrison when traveling from Pasco in September, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mountain Home.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jasper, Ponca, Compton, Ozark Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

6
nights
Mountain Home

Mountain Home ©
Mountain Home is a small city in and the county seat of Baxter County, Arkansas, United States, in the southern Ozark Mountains near the northern state border with Missouri. Powhatan Historic State Park and Rush Historic District will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at David's Trail and Bull Shoals-White River State Park. Explore Mountain Home's surroundings by going to Davidsonville Historic State Park (in Pocahontas), Lake Charles State Park (in Powhatan) and Mammoth Spring State Park (in Mammoth Spring). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Big Spring Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service, admire the engineering at Bull Shoals Dam, examine the collection at Wolf House, and get lost in a book at Donald W. Reynolds Library.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mountain Home online vacation planner .

Drive from Harrison to Mountain Home in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Mountain Home

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bull Shoals, Powhatan, Bull Shoals Lake, Mammoth Spring State Park, Rush Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Spring State Park ©
Mammoth Spring State Park
Powhatan Historic State Park ©
Powhatan Historic State Park
Wolf House ©
Wolf House

3
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Take a break from the city and head to Blanchard Springs Caverns and The Bay Trails. Explore Mountain View's surroundings by going to Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail (in Higden), Heber Springs (Collins Creek Cascade & Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail) and Greers Ferry Lake (in Greers Ferry). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park and stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mountain View travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain Home to Mountain View takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Morrilton.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Heber Springs, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail, Greers Ferry Lake, The Bay Trails
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park

3
nights
Morrilton

Morrilton ©
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Get in touch with nature at Petit Jean State Park and Cedar Falls Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Ozark-St. Francis National Forests (in Russellville) and Dardanelle (Lake Dardanelle State Park & Mount Nebo State Park). There's much more to do: hike along Bear Cave Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Cadron Settlement Park, and examine the collection at Museum of Automobiles.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Morrilton online vacation planner .

You can drive from Mountain View to Morrilton in 2 hours. October in Morrilton sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Dardanelle, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Cadron Settlement Park
Highlights from your plan
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Cedar Falls Trail ©
Cedar Falls Trail
Mount Nebo State Park ©
Mount Nebo State Park

8
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Lake Catherine State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Little Rock (Esse Purse Museum, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, & more) and The Old Mill (in North Little Rock). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hot Springs National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, and hike along Grand Promenade.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Rock, The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Crater of Diamonds State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, and then get your game on at Dino Dig.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Murfreesboro day trip website .

Getting from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

3
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Magazine State Park and Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Get some historical perspective at Fort Smith National Historic Site and Fort Smith National Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Post Winery (in Altus) and Pig Trail National Scenic Byway (in Ozark). There's much more to do: get outside with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at Fort Smith Museum of History, and see the interesting displays at Drennan-Scott Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fort Smith day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Fort Smith takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Fort Smith, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Drennan-Scott Historic Site, Mount Magazine State Park, Pig Trail National Scenic Byway, Post Winery, Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Queen Wilhelmina State Park ©
Queen Wilhelmina State Park

6
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Museum-lovers will appreciate Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and 21c Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Razorback Regional Greenway and Lake Fayetteville. Venture out of the city with trips to Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall (in Huntsville), Bella Vista (Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, & more) and Bentonville (The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, Museum of Native American History, & more). And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Den State Park, engage your brain at Scott Family Amazeum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fort Smith in October, expect Fayetteville to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Siloam Springs Kayak Park, Lake Atalanta
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Beaver Lake. Iris at the Basin Park and The Birdcage will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield), Back 40 (in Bella Vista) and Hobbs State Park (in Rogers). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, Head underground at Cosmic Cavern, get outside with Black Jack Adventures, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip builder .

Drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. November in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hobbs State Park, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Back 40, Cosmic Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

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