5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
West Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

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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 31st (Fri): try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our West Memphis driving holiday planning website .

New York City to West Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to West Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in West Memphis, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos Fun & Games
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing

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.
On the 1st (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, get your game on at 4D Adventure, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then get all the information you need at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs road trip app .

You can drive from West Memphis to Hot Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Spas Breweries & Distilleries
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Spas

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. On the 2nd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, stroll around Bentonville Town Square, take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bella Vista Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Scott Family Amazeum, explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, and finally do a tasting at Tontitown Winery.

Before you visit Fayetteville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Fayetteville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hot Springs in June since evenings lows in Fayetteville dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista, Tontitown Winery, Pea Ridge National Military Park
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1
night
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 4th (Tue): walk around Basin Spring Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then view the masterpieces at Quicksilver Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs vacation maker app .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. June in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Quicksilver Gallery ©
Quicksilver Gallery
Basin Spring Park ©
Basin Spring Park

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