5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New Orleans

2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then don't miss a visit to Bathhouse Row, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs online trip maker .

New Orleans to Hot Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in December, Hot Springs is cooler at night with lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Little Rock
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs day trip planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hot Springs in December, things will get little chillier in Eureka Springs: highs are around 48°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

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