5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
West Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Saint Louis

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West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Sultana Disaster Museum and then try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the West Memphis holiday builder app .

Saint Louis to West Memphis is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in West Memphis sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Sultana Disaster Museum
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Sultana Disaster Museum ©
Sultana Disaster Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Artists' Workshop Gallery, don't miss a visit to Bathhouse Row, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs day trip site .

You can drive from West Memphis to Hot Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Artists' Workshop Gallery ©
Artists' Workshop Gallery

3
nights
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.
Thorncrown Chapel and Titanic Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and National Tiger Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Branson (Historic Downtown Branson & Branson Landing) and Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art & The Walmart Museum). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake and wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs day trip planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in May, expect Eureka Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Branson, Bentonville, Table Rock Lake, National Tiger Sanctuary
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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