6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jasper
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Lafayette

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kids will enjoy Crater of Diamonds State Park and Mid-America Science Museum. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs road trip planner .

Lafayette to Hot Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lafayette in October, expect Hot Springs to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Jasper.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum
Zipline

1
night
Jasper

Jasper ©
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Ozark Mountains has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): trek along Indian creek Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Ozark Mountains, and then don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jasper route builder website .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Jasper in 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in October, things will get a bit cooler in Jasper: highs are around 73°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ozark Mountains
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Spring Street Arts ©
Spring Street Arts

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.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Scott Family Amazeum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bentonville
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum

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