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
— 5 nights
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Hot Springs
— 12 nights
Drive
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Morrilton
— 4 nights
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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
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Jasper
— 4 nights
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Cotter
— 5 nights
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Mountain View
— 5 nights
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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: The Museum of the Red River (in Idabel), Cossatot River State Park (in Wickes) and Broken Bow (Kayaking & Canoeing, Fish Tales Winery & Vineyards, &more). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, engage your brain at Klipsch Museum of Audio History, cruise along Talimena Scenic Dr, and identify plant and animal life at Albert Pike Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro route builder.

Charlotte to Murfreesboro is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Murfreesboro due to the time zone difference. 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.
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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 Little Rock (Outlets of Little Rock, Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, &more), Lake Ouachita State Park (in Mountain Pine) and Cortez Golf Course (in Hot Springs Village). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, and cool off at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In June in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Morrilton.
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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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Cave Trail.

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. Alternatively, you can drive. 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).
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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). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, make a trip to Center of the Universe, examine the collection at Cherokee Heritage Center, and cool off at Parrot Island Waterpark.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Smith trip planner.

Drive from Morrilton to Fort Smith in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Smith can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.
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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.
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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 Springfield (Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium & Fantastic Caverns), Point Lookout (Ralph Foster Museum, College of the Ozarks, &more) and Branson (Arcade City, Dancing Water Fountain, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at 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. Alternatively, you can drive. 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.
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Jasper — 4 nights

Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jasper: Cox Berry Farm & Nursery (in Clarksville), Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall (in Huntsville) and Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca). There's much more to do: trek along Indian creek Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Trail, identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Grand Canyon, and examine the collection at Emma's Museum of Junk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jasper online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Jasper takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Jasper can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cotter.
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Cotter — 5 nights

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

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cotter trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper to Cotter takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to Mountain View.
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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.
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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, make a trip to Pillow Thompson House, take an in-depth tour of Sultana Disaster Museum, and contemplate the long history of Parker Pioneer Homestead.

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: drive; or 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.
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Arkansas travel guide

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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.
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