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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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 15th (Sat): try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the West Memphis trip planner .

New York City to West Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in West Memphis to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos Fun & Games

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 16th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, then admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, and then hike along Grand Promenade.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Hot Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel

1
night
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the history at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Den State Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fayetteville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Fayetteville in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in June, plan for little chillier nights in Fayetteville, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Devil's Den State Park, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
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Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park ©

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 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, savor the flavors at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brews, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Cosmic Cavern.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip planner .

Drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Cosmic Cavern, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Blue Spring Heritage Center ©
Blue Spring Heritage Center

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