5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
1
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  4​h
End: Little Rock

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Arkansas Arts Center, then see the interesting displays at Esse Purse Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol, see the interesting displays at Heifer Village (Heifer International), then admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Little Rock trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Little Rock. May in Little Rock sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the history at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. On the next day, engage your brain at Scott Family Amazeum, see the interesting displays at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Den State Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fayetteville driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Little Rock to Fayetteville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Traveling from Little Rock in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fayetteville, with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Devil's Den State Park
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Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

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Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): shop like a local with Cosmic Cavern, then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs journey planner .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
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Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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