60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Drive to Murfreesboro
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Murfreesboro
— 4 nights
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Hot Springs
— 16 nights
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Fort Smith
— 7 nights
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Fayetteville
— 7 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 12 nights
Drive
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Harrison
— 4 nights
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Mountain View
— 4 nights
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West Memphis
— 5 nights
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Murfreesboro — 4 nights

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Murfreesboro: Hope (Klipsch Museum of Audio History & President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home), Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines (in Mount Ida) and Historic Washington State Park (in Washington). There's still lots to do: stroll through Crater of Diamonds State Park, see the interesting displays at Mena Kansas City Southern Depot, explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and take an unorthodox tour of Board Camp Crystal Mine.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Murfreesboro trip planner.

Charlotte to Murfreesboro is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Hot Springs — 16 nights

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: Morrilton (Bear Cave Trail & Petit Jean State Park), North Little Rock (Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum & The Old Mill) and Little Rock (Old State House Museum, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Hot Springs National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and find something for the whole family at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park.

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Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Smith.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Fort Smith — 7 nights

Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Smith side-trips: Altus (Mount Bethel WInery, St. Mary's Catholic Church, &more), Paris (Logan County Courthouse, Mount Magazine State Park, &more) and Pig Trail National Scenic Byway (in Ozark). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, get outside with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center, admire the masterpieces at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Clayton House.

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Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Fort Smith takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Fort Smith are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Side Trips

Fayetteville — 7 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Daisy Airgun Museum (in Rogers), Bella Vista (Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, Bella Vista Museum, &more) and Bentonville (The Walmart Museum, Bentonville Town Square, &more).

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You can drive from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fort Smith in August, expect Fayetteville to be little chillier, temps between 86°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Side Trips

Eureka Springs — 12 nights

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: Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville), Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield) and Withrow Springs State Park (in Huntsville). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Harrison.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Side Trips

Harrison — 4 nights

Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harrison: Bull Shoals Dam (in Bull Shoals), Lost Valley Trail (in Ponca) and Cotter (Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours & Big Spring Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River, don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts, and Head underground at Mystic Caverns.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Harrison trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Harrison in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mountain View.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Mountain View — 4 nights

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Venture out of the city with trips to Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall (in Greenbrier), Greers Ferry (Greers Ferry Lake & Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service) and City Rock Bluff (in Calico Rock). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, stroll around Washington Street Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Collins Creek Cascade.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mountain View road trip planning website.

You can drive from Harrison to Mountain View in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Mountain View, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Memphis.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Nightlife
Side Trips

West Memphis — 5 nights

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Memphis side-trips: Mississippi River State Park (in Marianna), Parkin Archeological State Park (in Parkin) and Harrisburg (Lake Poinsett State Park & Parker Pioneer Homestead). There's much more to do: try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, see the interesting displays at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, don't miss a visit to Pillow Thompson House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Helena Confederate Cemetery.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read West Memphis online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to West Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Casinos
Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · History Museums
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.