6 days in Fort Smith, Eureka Springs & Hot Springs Itinerary

6 days in Fort Smith, Eureka Springs & Hot Springs Itinerary

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Fort Smith
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Eureka Springs
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Hot Springs
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Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): head outdoors with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fort Smith travel route site.

Dallas to Fort Smith is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dallas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fort Smith, with lows of 65°F. You'll set off for Eureka Springs on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Fort Smith

Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Fort Smith National Cemetery

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Eureka Springs

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.
Get some historical perspective at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and Quigley's Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area and Quicksilver Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to 165 Scenic Overlook (in Hollister) and Veterans Memorial Museum (in Branson). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, and explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Eureka Springs takes 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Smith in September, expect nights in Eureka Springs to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area ©
Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hot Springs Mountain, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, then hike along Grand Promenade, and finally do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at DeGray Lake Resort State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Eureka Springs in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hot Springs, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
DeGray Lake Resort State Park ©
DeGray Lake Resort State Park

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