5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
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Fayetteville
— 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.
On the 1st (Tue), get answers to all your questions at Fordyce Bathhouse and then stop by Bathhouse Soapery.

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New Orleans to Hot Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Orleans in January, things will get little chillier in Hot Springs: highs are around 52°F and lows about 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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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 3rd (Thu), get lost in a book at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, then contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and finally ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol.

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Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Little Rock takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then head outdoors with Black Jack Adventures, and finally identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

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You can drive from Little Rock to Eureka Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Little Rock in January; daily highs in Eureka Springs reach 46°F and lows reach 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Fayetteville

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get great views at Mount Sequoyah, witness the site of a historic battle at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, then learn about winemaking at Tontitown Winery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.