5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Bentonville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 16th (Mon), stroll through Bentonville Town Square and then admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bentonville driving holiday planner .

Detroit to Bentonville is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Bentonville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in March, expect Bentonville to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bella Vista, Pea Ridge National Military Park
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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
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 18th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Artists' Workshop Gallery, then hike along Grand Promenade, then get a taste of the local shopping with Riley Art Glass Studio, and finally admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip maker app .

Drive from Bentonville to Hot Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Riley Art Glass Studio ©
Riley Art Glass Studio
Artists' Workshop Gallery ©
Artists' Workshop Gallery

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Heifer Village (Heifer International), take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Discovery, then ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, explore the world behind art at Arkansas Arts Center, and then brush up on your military savvy at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
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Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Esse Purse Museum & Store ©
Esse Purse Museum & Store

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