5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h
1
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Little Rock online trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Little Rock is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Little Rock is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Little Rock to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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1
night
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 14th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, then stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Room Escape Games
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Birdcage, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then head outdoors with Black Jack Adventures, and then take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hot Springs in April; daily highs in Eureka Springs reach 68°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel

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