5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas holiday planner

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Hot Springs
— 2 nights


Eureka Springs

— 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): walk around Bentonville Town Square, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blue Spring Heritage Center.

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

Nashville to Eureka Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anthony Chapel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and finally do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and finally look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Arkansas travel guide

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.