5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Murfreesboro
— Few hours
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 13th (Sat), go deep underground at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Murfreesboro online trip planner.

Tulsa to Murfreesboro is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Murfreesboro are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

2
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Hot Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, and finally have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In June in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

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Eureka Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. On the next day, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, then stroll around Bentonville Town Square, and finally explore the activities along Beaver Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip planning website.

Getting from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

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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.