60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Memphis International Airport, Drive to Helena
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Helena
— 2 nights
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West Memphis
— 2 nights
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Jonesboro
— 4 nights
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Mountain View
— 3 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 9 nights
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Fayetteville
— 7 nights
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Fort Smith
— 5 nights
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Morrilton
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 10 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
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Pine Bluff
— 2 nights
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Little Rock
— 10 nights
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Helena

— 2 nights
Helena is the eastern portion of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, a city in Phillips County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Helena Confederate Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pillow Thompson House, stroll around Freedom Park, then get your bearings at Delta Cultural Center, and finally make a trip to Fort Curtis.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helena day trip planning app.

Tampa to Helena is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Helena is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tampa in January, with highs in Helena at 50°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

West Memphis

— 2 nights
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 1st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House, examine the collection at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, and then try your luck at Southland Casino Racing. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Village Creek State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Parkin Archeological State Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the West Memphis online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Helena to West Memphis in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Jonesboro.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Trails

Side Trips

Jonesboro

— 4 nights
Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Jonesboro: Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (in Piggott), Crowley Ridge State Park (in Paragould) and Powhatan Historic State Park (in Powhatan). There's still lots to do: walk around Craighead Forest Park, perfect your strike at Jonesboro bowling center, identify plant and animal life at Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, and admire the majestic nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jonesboro trip itinerary planner.

Getting from West Memphis to Jonesboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Jonesboro are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Jonesboro

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 3 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Mary's Catholic Church (in Altus), The Bay Trails (in Fairfield Bay) and Buffalo National River (in Harrison). The adventure continues: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Mountain View trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jonesboro to Mountain View takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mountain View are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka Springs: Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca), Bull Shoals (Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals Dam, &more) and Big Spring Park (in Cotter). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, explore the activities along Beaver Lake, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs travel planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 7 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Bella Vista (Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista Museum, &more) and Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, The Walmart Museum, &more).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in February, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Smith

— 5 nights
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Smith: Mount Magazine State Park (in Paris), Lake Fort Smith State Park (in Mountainburg) and Altus (Chateau Aux Arc Winery, Mount Bethel WInery, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, hike along Lake Alma Hiking Trail, don't miss a visit to The Clayton House, and examine the collection at Drennan-Scott Historic Site.

Plan my day in Fort Smith using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Fort Smith takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fayetteville in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 34°F in Fort Smith. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Morrilton.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Morrilton

— 3 nights
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Step out of Morrilton to go to Greenbrier and see Woolly Hollow State Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Petit Jean State Park, trek along Bear Cave Trail, stroll through Cedar Falls Trail, and learn about winemaking at Movie House Winery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Morrilton trip builder tool.

You can drive from Fort Smith to Morrilton in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Morrilton are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 10 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Lake Ouachita State Park (in Mountain Pine), Front Porch Stage (in Mount Ida) and DeSoto Bluff Trail (in Arkadelphia). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Mon) at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs online road trip planner.

You can drive from Morrilton to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Murfreesboro

— 2 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 16th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Historic Washington State Park, 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, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, and then have some family-friendly fun at Dino Dig.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Murfreesboro road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro takes 1.5 hours. March in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pine Bluff.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Pine Bluff

— 2 nights
Pine Bluff is the ninth largest city in the state of Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Arkansas Railroad Museum, get your game on at Jack and Jill FunZone, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Delta Rivers Nature Center. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Grant County Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie, and then stop by Mack's Prairie Wings.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pine Bluff trip maker.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Pine Bluff in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Pine Bluff

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Little Rock

— 10 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Bennett (in Greenbrier), Conway (Jack's Ultra Sports Paintball & Lasertag, Baum Gallery at Uca, &more) and Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery (in Cabot). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Holly Cemetery, ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol, and snap pictures at Big Dam Bridge.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Little Rock day trip site.

You can drive from Pine Bluff to Little Rock in an hour. In March in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Historic 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.