60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas planner

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

— 5 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Murfreesboro: Broken Bow (Kayaking & Canoeing, Fish Tales Winery & Vineyards, &more), The Museum of the Red River (in Idabel) and Cossatot River State Park (in Wickes). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, examine the collection at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, go deep underground at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, and engage your brain at Klipsch Museum of Audio History.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro tour 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 (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 12 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 Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Cortez Golf Course (in Hot Springs Village), Lake Ouachita State Park (in Mountain Pine) and Little Rock (Outlets of Little Rock, Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. June in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. You will leave for Morrilton on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Morrilton

— 4 nights
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Morrilton is known for nature, trails, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Petit Jean State Park, trek along Cedar Falls Trail, buy something for everyone on your list at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, and learn about winemaking at Movie House Winery.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Morrilton online trip builder.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Morrilton can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. You will leave for Fort Smith on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Smith: Queen Wilhelmina State Park (in Mena), Heavener Runestone Park (in Heavener) and Wiederkehr Wine Cellars (in Wiederkehr Village). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, make a trip to The Cave House, explore the world behind art at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, and get outside with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fort Smith itinerary planner.

Drive from Morrilton to Fort Smith in 2 hours. July in Fort Smith sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Bella Vista (Veterans Wall of Honor, Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, &more), Tulsa (Guthrie Green, BOK Center, &more) and Bentonville (The Buckyball, Orchards Park, &more).

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fayetteville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Fayetteville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fort Smith in July, things will get little chillier in Fayetteville: highs are around 87°F and lows about 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

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 Eureka Springs' surroundings by going to Branson (Arcade City, Dancing Water Fountain, &more), Springfield (Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium & Fantastic Caverns) and Point Lookout (Ralph Foster Museum, College of the Ozarks, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through National Tiger Sanctuary, and stroll around Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip planning tool.

Drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jasper.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Jasper

— 4 nights
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jasper: Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall (in Huntsville), Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca) and Cox Berry Farm & Nursery (in Clarksville). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arkansas Grand Canyon, hike along Lost Valley Trail, examine the collection at Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum, and admire the sheer force of Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Jasper road trip website.

Getting from Eureka Springs to Jasper by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cotter.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotter

— 5 nights
Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Cotter side-trips: Gilbert General Store (in Gilbert), Buffalo National River (in Harrison) and Tyler Bend Visitor Center (in Marshall). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Big Spring Park. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Bill's Outfitter, walk around Highway 125 Park Bull Shoals, and Head underground at Bull Shoals Caverns.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cotter day trip website.

Drive from Jasper to Cotter in 1.5 hours. August in Cotter sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. You'll set off for Mountain View on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Cotter

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 5 nights
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: Batesville (Old Independence Regional Museum & Mark Martin Museum), Heber Springs (Collins Creek Cascade, Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, &more) and City Rock Bluff (in Calico Rock). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, walk around Washington Street Park, see the interesting displays at Wings of Honor Museum, and explore the activities along Greers Ferry Lake.

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You can drive from Cotter to Mountain View in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

West Memphis

— 5 nights
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Tunica (Casino at Resorts Tunica, Sam's Gambling Hall, &more), Jonesboro (Skirmish at Jonesboro, Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, &more) and Crowley Ridge State Park (in Paragould). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, examine the collection at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, and don't miss a visit to Pillow Thompson House.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our West Memphis tour site.

Getting from Mountain View to West Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in West Memphis sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious 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.