6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Little Rock holiday maker app .

New York City to Little Rock is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Little Rock, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Old Mill
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William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©
Big Dam Bridge ©
Big Dam Bridge

2
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in nature's colorful creations at Anthony Chapel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and finally explore and take pictures at Garland County Library. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, then stop by Bathhouse Soapery, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs trip maker tool .

You can drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

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 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Arnold Meteorites and More, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, then learn about winemaking at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs route planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, Eureka Springs is a bit cooler than Hot Springs - with highs of 48°F and lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bentonville
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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