6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thorncrown Chapel and The Walmart Museum. For shopping fun, head to Quicksilver Gallery or The Birdcage. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Bentonville (Museum of Native American History & Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, take in the exciting artwork at Iris at the Basin Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs day trip planning website .

Chicago to Eureka Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Bentonville
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

1
night
Hot Springs

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 28th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Artists' Workshop Gallery, make a trip to Bathhouse Row, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then admire all the interesting features of Anthony Chapel, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Spas
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) ©
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to The Old Mill, contemplate the long history of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, take a leisurely stroll along River Market District, then don't miss a visit to La Petit Roche Plaza, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Butler Center Retail Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, then explore the world behind art at Arkansas Arts Center, and finally ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Little Rock trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Old Mill
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William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©
The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill

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