5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fly to Fayetteville, Drive to Hot Springs
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Hot Springs
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Jasper
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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Hot Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, then trek along Grand Promenade, and then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip itinerary builder tool.

Newark to Hot Springs is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Hot Springs is minus 1 hour. In May, Hot Springs is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jasper.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Jasper

Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): trek along Lost Valley Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Triple Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Jasper takes 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Jasper, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Eureka Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping 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.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jasper to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 27th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Little Rock online route maker.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Little Rock in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
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.