5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas vacation planner

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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for gifts at Silly Chile, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs trip maker app.

Albuquerque to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 3 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.
Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Little Rock (Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, get answers to all your questions at Fordyce Bathhouse, and look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Historic 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.