5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Bentonville
— 1 day
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
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Bentonville

— 1 day
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally walk around Bentonville Town Square.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentonville holiday maker website.

Nashville to Bentonville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Nashville in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Bentonville, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 4 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.
Ouachita National Forest has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Gee & Dee Crystal (in Story), Lum and Abner Museum (in Pine Ridge) and Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hot Springs route builder app.

Traveling by car from Bentonville to Hot Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

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.