5 days in Arkansas, Mississippi & Alabama Itinerary

5 days in Arkansas, Mississippi & Alabama Itinerary

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Bentonville
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
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Mobile
— 2 nights
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Bentonville

Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Core Brewing Co., get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bentonville trip planning website.

Phoenix to Bentonville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in March: highs in Bentonville hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs online road trip planner.

Drive from Bentonville to Hot Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 27th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Old Courthouse, then stroll around Texas Monument, and then take a tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vicksburg trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Vicksburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Vicksburg sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Mobile

On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf Shores Public Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then don't miss a visit to Fairhope Avenue.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mobile online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Mobile in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Mobile sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

4.4
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.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Alabama travel guide

4.2
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.