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
Drive
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Jasper
— 4 nights
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Cotter
— 5 nights
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Murfreesboro side-trips: 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 lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, go deep underground at Board Camp Crystal Mine, see the interesting displays at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, and stroll through Albert Pike Recreation Area.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro online tour itinerary maker.

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. In June, daytime highs in Murfreesboro are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Hot Springs — 12 nights

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: 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 still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 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 1st (Thu).
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, learn about winemaking at Movie House Winery, meet the residents at Barnyard Friends Peting Zoo, and trek along Cedar Falls Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Morrilton driving holiday planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Fort Smith.
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), Wiederkehr Wine Cellars (in Wiederkehr Village) and Heavener Runestone Park (in Heavener). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and stroll the grounds of Fort Smith National Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Smith day trip website.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Fort Smith takes 2 hours. July in Fort Smith sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Fayetteville.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Fayetteville — 5 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Tulsa (Guthrie Green, BOK Center, &more), Bella Vista (Veterans Wall of Honor, Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, &more) and Bentonville (The Buckyball, Orchards Park, &more).

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

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Fayetteville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fort Smith in July, with highs in Fayetteville at 87°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Eureka Springs — 9 nights

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Branson (Arcade City, Dancing Water Fountain, &more), Point Lookout (Ralph Foster Museum, College of the Ozarks, &more) and Springfield (Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium & Fantastic Caverns). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Tiger Sanctuary, and pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs road trip 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 your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper.
Parks · Tours · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Jasper — 4 nights

Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Jasper side-trips: Cox Berry Farm & Nursery (in Clarksville), Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca) and Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall (in Huntsville). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Arkansas Grand Canyon, trek along Big Bluff & The Goat Trail, identify plant and animal life at Indian creek Trail, and see the interesting displays at Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jasper driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Jasper takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Cotter.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums
Side Trips

Cotter — 5 nights

Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. Explore Cotter's surroundings by going to Tyler Bend Visitor Center (in Marshall), Gilbert General Store (in Gilbert) and Buffalo National River (in Harrison). Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Big Spring Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Bull Shoals Lake, admire the majestic nature at Bull Shoals-White River State Park, and see human ingenuity at work at Bull Shoals Dam.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cotter trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Jasper to Cotter takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You'll set off for Mountain View on the 2nd (Mon).
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Mountain View — 5 nights

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mountain View: Heber Springs (Collins Creek Cascade, Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, &more), Batesville (Old Independence Regional Museum & Mark Martin Museum) and City Rock Bluff (in Calico Rock). The adventure continues: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, examine the collection at Wings of Honor Museum, stroll through Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Greers Ferry Lake.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mountain View driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Cotter to Mountain View by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Memphis.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

West Memphis — 5 nights

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Explore West Memphis' surroundings by going to Tunica (Casino at Resorts Tunica, Sam's Gambling Hall, &more), Crowley Ridge State Park (in Paragould) and Jonesboro (Skirmish at Jonesboro, Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Southland Casino Racing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Village Creek State Park, admire the majestic nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, and get engrossed in the history at Delta Cultural Center.

Plan trip to West Memphis with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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 August in West Memphis, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
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.