60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
West Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Jonesboro
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mountain View
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Eureka Springs
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Fayetteville
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Fort Smith
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Morrilton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Hot Springs
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Pine Bluff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Little Rock
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tampa

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the eastern portion of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, a city in Phillips County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Helena Confederate Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pillow Thompson House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Park, then take an in-depth tour of Delta Cultural Center, and finally make a trip to Fort Curtis.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helena day trip planning tool .

Tampa to Helena is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampa to Helena. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in January; daily highs in Helena reach 50°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Mississippi River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park
Helena Confederate Cemetery ©
Helena Confederate Cemetery
Pillow Thompson House ©
Pillow Thompson House

2
nights
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House, see the interesting displays at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, and then try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Village Creek State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read West Memphis route maker .

You can drive from Helena to West Memphis in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in January, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jonesboro.

Things to do in West Memphis

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Dyess, Village Creek State Park, Parkin Archeological State Park
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Jonesboro

Jonesboro ©
Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jonesboro: Crowley Ridge State Park (in Paragould), Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (in Piggott) and Powhatan Historic State Park (in Powhatan). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Hampson Museum State Park, get engrossed in the history at ASU Museum, identify plant and animal life at Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, and examine the collection at Wings of Honor Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jonesboro route builder website .

Drive from West Memphis to Jonesboro in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Jonesboro can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Jonesboro

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wings of Honor Museum, Parker Pioneer Homestead, Randolph County Heritage Museum, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, Crowley Ridge State Park
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Change things up with these side-trips from Mountain View: The Bay Trails (in Fairfield Bay), Buffalo National River (in Harrison) and Heber Springs (Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail & Collins Creek Cascade). There's much more to do: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, take in the views from Swinging Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mountain View trip planner .

You can drive from Jonesboro to Mountain View in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in February, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Heber Springs, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Buffalo National River, Blanchard Springs Caverns, The Bay Trails
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Bull Shoals (Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals Dam, & more), Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca) and Big Spring Park (in Cotter). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, view the masterpieces at Quicksilver Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs journey maker website .

You can drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Harrison, Bull Shoals, Big Spring Park, Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, Big Bluff & The Goat Trail
Highlights from your plan
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Quicksilver Gallery ©
Quicksilver Gallery

7
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, The Walmart Museum, & more) and Bella Vista (Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, learn about winemaking at Tontitown Winery, take in the history at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fayetteville trip planner .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista, Springdale, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Explore Fort Smith's surroundings by going to Lake Fort Smith State Park (in Mountainburg), Altus (Chateau Aux Arc Winery, Mount Bethel WInery, & more) and Mount Magazine State Park (in Paris). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, hike along Lake Alma Hiking Trail, and stroll through Bell Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fort Smith driving holiday planner .

Drive from Fayetteville to Fort Smith in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fort Smith when traveling from Fayetteville in February, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Morrilton.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Altus, Van Buren, Alma, Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mount Magazine State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Fort Smith State Park ©
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Bell Park ©
Bell Park

3
nights
Morrilton

Morrilton ©
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Change things up with a short trip to Woolly Hollow State Park in Greenbrier (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: hike along Petit Jean State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Cave Trail, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, and do a tasting at Movie House Winery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Morrilton online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Fort Smith to Morrilton by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Morrilton are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Greenbrier
Highlights from your plan
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Bear Cave Trail ©
Bear Cave Trail
Woolly Hollow State Park ©
Woolly Hollow State Park

10
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hot Springs: Ron Coleman's Crystal Mine (in Jessieville), Lake Ouachita State Park (in Mountain Pine) and Front Porch Stage (in Mount Ida). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Mon) at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, make a trip to Bathhouse Row, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs visit planner .

Drive from Morrilton to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lake Ouachita State Park, Front Porch Stage, DeSoto Bluff Trail
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Cedar Glades ©
Cedar Glades
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel

2
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Historic Washington State Park, then look for gifts at Hawkins General Store, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Daisy State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, and then get your game on at Dino Dig.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Murfreesboro online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Murfreesboro, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Pine Bluff.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Historic Washington State Park, Daisy State Park
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Historic Washington State Park ©
Historic Washington State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig

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Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff ©
Pine Bluff is the ninth largest city in the state of Arkansas. On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Arkansas Railroad Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Jack and Jill FunZone, and then identify plant and animal life at Delta Rivers Nature Center. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Grant County Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie, and then look for gifts at Mack's Prairie Wings.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pine Bluff trip builder tool .

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Pine Bluff in 2.5 hours. In March in Pine Bluff, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Pine Bluff

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stuttgart, Grant County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Arkansas Railroad Museum ©
Arkansas Railroad Museum
Grant County Museum ©
Grant County Museum
Jack and Jill FunZone ©
Jack and Jill FunZone

10
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Get out of town with these interesting Little Rock side-trips: Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery (in Cabot), Conway (Jack's Ultra Sports Paintball & Lasertag, Baum Gallery at Uca, & more) and Lake Bennett (in Greenbrier). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, stroll through Big Dam Bridge, make a trip to One Thai Spa, and admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Little Rock day trip app .

Drive from Pine Bluff to Little Rock in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conway, North Little Rock, Lake Bennett, Jacksonville Museum of Military History, Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Big Dam Bridge ©
Big Dam Bridge
Room Escape Games
William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©

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