5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Paris
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs

— 1 night

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 2nd (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip itinerary builder.

Dallas to Hot Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 66°F in Hot Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Tours

Paris

— 1 night
Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. Mount Magazine State Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Logan County Courthouse, then get outside with Cove Lake Recreation Area, then trek along Mount Magazine State Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris online journey planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Paris in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Paris

Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife · Parks

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.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, view the masterpieces at The Birdcage, explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, get interesting insight from Ozark Mountain Ziplines, and then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Paris to Eureka Springs in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Eureka Springs: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.