6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas route planner

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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Hot Springs
— 3 nights


Eureka Springs

— 1 night

Little Switzerland of America

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 24th (Mon): walk around Basin Spring Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip planner.

Tallahassee to Eureka Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tallahassee in May, with highs in Eureka Springs at 74°F and lows at 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Highlights from your trip

Hot Springs

— 3 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 24th (Mon), look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita, take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and finally gain insight at Garland County Library.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip app.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

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.