6 days in Lockport & Eureka Springs Itinerary

6 days in Lockport & Eureka Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Lockport
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Eureka Springs
— 5 nights
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Lockport

Lockport is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States, located 30 miles southwest of Chicago. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery and then steep yourself in history at Gaylord Building Historic Site.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lockport tour planner.

Chicago to Lockport is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Lockport

Historic Sites · Museums

Eureka Springs

— 5 nights

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.
Head to Branson Landing and Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springsfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Top of the Rock Golf Course (in Ridgedale), National Tiger Sanctuary (in Saddlebrooke) and Branson (Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, Stone Hill Winery, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage, explore the activities along Beaver Lake, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs travel route planning app.

You can drive from Lockport to Eureka Springs in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips