52 days in Arkansas Itinerary

52 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fly to Joplin Regional Airport, Drive to Rogers
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Rogers
— 5 nights
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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
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Harrison
— 4 nights
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Fort Smith
— 5 nights
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Russellville
— 4 nights
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Conway
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 6 nights
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Ashdown
— 2 nights
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El Dorado
— 4 nights
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Pine Bluff
— 4 nights
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Searcy
— 4 nights
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Jonesboro
— 5 nights
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Rogers

— 5 nights
Rogers is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. Get some cultural insight at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Pea Ridge National Military Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and Precious Moments Park. When in Rogers, make a side trip to see George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, approximately Diamond away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Hobbs State Park, engage your brain at Scott Family Amazeum, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House, and walk around Bentonville Town Square.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rogers trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Rogers is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Rogers due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: high temperatures in Rogers hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Rogers

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 5 nights
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and Clinton House Museum will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tontitown Winery and Arkansas Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Fayetteville side-trips: Tulsa (Guthrie Green & Woody Guthrie Center) and Natural Falls State Park (in West Siloam Springs).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fayetteville route planner.

Fayetteville is just a short distance from Rogers. In June, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harrison

— 4 nights
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Buffalo National River and Triple Falls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maplewood Cemetery and Emma's Museum of Junk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harrison: Lost Valley Trail (in Ponca), City Rock Bluff (in Calico Rock) and Arkansas Grand Canyon (in Jasper). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Mystic Caverns and don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Harrison route planner.

Getting from Fayetteville to Harrison by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Harrison are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Fort Smith

— 5 nights
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Get some historical perspective at The Castle of Muskogee and Sequoyah's Cabin Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center and Lake Fort Smith State Park. Explore Fort Smith's surroundings by going to USS Batfish (in Muskogee) and Cherokee Heritage Center (in Park Hill). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Fort Smith National Cemetery, explore the galleries of The Clayton House, examine the collection at Fort Smith Trolley Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Smith Museum of History.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Smith day trip website.

You can drive from Harrison to Fort Smith in 2.5 hours. June in Fort Smith sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Russellville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Russellville

— 4 nights
Russellville is the county seat and largest city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States, with a population of 27,920, according to the 2010 Census. Get outdoors at Mount Magazine State Park and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Nebo State Park and Lake Dardanelle State Park. Explore Russellville's surroundings by going to Long Pool Recreation Area (in Dover) and Morrilton (Cedar Falls Trail, Museum of Automobiles, &more).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Russellville vacation builder site.

You can drive from Fort Smith to Russellville in 1.5 hours. June in Russellville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Conway.

Things to do in Russellville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Conway

— 2 nights
Conway is a city in the American state of Arkansas and the county seat of Faulkner County, located in the state's most populous Metropolitan Statistical Area, Central Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Woolly Hollow State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Jennifer's Antiques, stop by Pickles Gap Village, and then walk around Cadron Settlement Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Conway online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Russellville to Conway by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Conway

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 6 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.
Fordyce Bathhouse and Anthony Chapel will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Catherine State Park and Heifer Village (Heifer International). Change things up with a short trip to Old State House Museum in Little Rock (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection, learn about winemaking at The Winery of Hot Springs, and stop by Bathhouse Soapery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Conway to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ashdown.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ashdown

— 2 nights
Ashdown is a city in Little River County, Arkansas. On the 3rd (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Millwood State Park. On your second day here, get curious at Klipsch Museum of Audio History and then admire the majestic nature at Historic Washington State Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ashdown online road trip planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Ashdown in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to El Dorado.

Things to do in Ashdown

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

El Dorado

— 4 nights
El Dorado is a city in and the county seat of Union County, Arkansas, USA. According to estimates, the 2012 census, the population of the city is 18,491, which represents a decline of 2.1 percent from the 2010 tabulation of 18,884.El Dorado is headquarters of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission as well as Murphy Oil, Murphy USA, Deltic Timber Corporation, and the Lion Oil Refinery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Claiborne State Park and Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like John Newton House and McCollum Chidester House. Venture out of the city with trips to Moro Bay State Park (in Jersey), Logoly State Park (in Mc Neil) and White Oak Lake State Park (in Bluff City). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at South Arkansas Arboretum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our El Dorado trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Ashdown to El Dorado in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in El Dorado are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pine Bluff.

Things to do in El Dorado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pine Bluff

— 4 nights
Pine Bluff is the ninth largest city in the state of Arkansas. Let the collections at Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum and Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie capture your imagination. Arkansas Railroad Museum and Arkansas Post Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Pine Bluff: Arkansas Post National Memorial (in Gillett) and Cane Creek State Park (in Star City). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Delta Rivers Nature Center.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pine Bluff tour planner.

You can drive from El Dorado to Pine Bluff in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pine Bluff are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Searcy.

Things to do in Pine Bluff

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Searcy

— 4 nights
Searcy is the largest city and county seat of White County, Arkansas, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ozark Folk Center State Park and Old Independence Regional Museum. Get in touch with nature at Sandy Beach and Greers Ferry Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Searcy side-trips: Mark Martin Museum (in Batesville) and Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery (in Cabot). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Searcy Art Gallery, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harding University, and examine the collection at Pioneer Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Searcy road trip app.

Getting from Pine Bluff to Searcy by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Searcy can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Jonesboro.

Things to do in Searcy

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jonesboro

— 5 nights
Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash and ASU Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Craighead Forest Park and Mammoth Spring State Park. Explore Jonesboro's surroundings by going to Vintage Motorcar Museum (in Hardy), Johnny Cash House (in Dyess) and Jacksonport State Park (in Jacksonport). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, stroll through Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, and admire the majestic nature at Crowley Ridge State Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jonesboro online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Searcy to Jonesboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jonesboro

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious 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.