5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fly
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West Memphis
— 1 day
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Morrilton
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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West Memphis

— 1 day
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): try your luck at Southland Casino Racing.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the West Memphis trip itinerary app.

Dallas to West Memphis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in November: high temperatures in West Memphis hover around 61°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Hot Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games · Casinos
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Hot Springs

— 1 night

Valley of the Vapors

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 25th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip app.

Getting from West Memphis to Hot Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Morrilton.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Spas · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Morrilton

— 1 night
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): hike along Bear Cave Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Morrilton tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. In November in Morrilton, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Eureka Springs

— 2 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In November in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.