5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip planner

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West Memphis
— 1 night
Little Rock
— 1 night
Hot Springs
— 2 nights



Stuttgart is a city in and the county seat of the northern district of Arkansas County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Mack's Prairie Wings.

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Shreveport to Stuttgart is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Stuttgart

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West Memphis

— 1 night
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): try to win big at Southland Casino Racing and then take an in-depth tour of Sultana Disaster Museum.

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You can drive from Stuttgart to West Memphis in 2 hours. In October in West Memphis, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Side Trip

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then get a taste of the local shopping with River Market District, and then get engrossed in the history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

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Getting from West Memphis to Little Rock by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Hot Springs

— 2 nights

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 16th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Little Rock to Hot Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Art Museums · Historic 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.