6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip planner

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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Ponca
— 1 night
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Rogers
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs

— 2 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Catherine State Park and Hot Springs Mountain. Step off the beaten path and head to Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Arkansas Walk of Fame. And it doesn't end there: trek along Grand Promenade, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs day trip tool.

Monroe to Hot Springs is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ponca.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Ponca

— 1 night
On the 9th (Thu), hike along Lost Valley Trail, stroll through Arkansas Grand Canyon, and then don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ponca attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Ponca takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rogers.

Things to do in Ponca

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rogers

— 2 nights
Rogers is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. On the 10th (Fri), hike along Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and then walk around Bentonville Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park and then explore the engaging exhibits at Scott Family Amazeum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rogers holiday builder website.

You can drive from Ponca to Rogers in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rogers can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rogers

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · 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.