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
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Morrilton
— 4 nights
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Fort Smith
— 5 nights
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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to 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: cruise along Talimena Scenic Dr, immerse yourself in nature at Logoly State Park, take an unorthodox tour of Board Camp Crystal Mine, and identify plant and animal life at Albert Pike Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Murfreesboro trip builder app.

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. In November, daytime highs in Murfreesboro are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near 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). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs online road trip planner.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. You'll set off for Morrilton on the 16th (Thu).
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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: immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park, hike along Bear Cave Trail, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Barnyard Friends Peting Zoo, and learn about winemaking at Movie House Winery.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Morrilton itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 33°F. You'll set off for Fort Smith on the 20th (Mon).
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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, don't miss a visit to The Cave House, stroll through Pig Trail National Scenic Byway, and admire the masterpieces at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort Smith attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Fort Smith takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) 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).

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville travel route site.

Drive from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fort Smith in December, Fayetteville is slightly colder at night with lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka Springs: 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 lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and walk around Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jasper.
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Jasper — 4 nights

Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from 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). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Indian creek Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Grand Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Bluff & The Goat Trail, and examine the collection at Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jasper trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Jasper takes 1.5 hours. January in Jasper sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Cotter.
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Cotter — 5 nights

Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cotter: Tyler Bend Visitor Center (in Marshall), Buffalo National River (in Harrison) and Gilbert General Store (in Gilbert). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Big Spring Park. There's still lots to do: cast your line with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, Head underground at Bull Shoals Caverns, explore the activities along Wild Bill's Outfitter, and see a world frozen in time at Rush Historic District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cotter online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jasper to Cotter takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 25°F. You will leave for Mountain View on the 17th (Mon).
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Mountain View — 5 nights

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Get out of town with these interesting Mountain View side-trips: 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). There's still lots to do: walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, get interesting insight from Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service, immerse yourself in nature at Powhatan Historic State Park, and see the interesting displays at Wings of Honor Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mountain View trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cotter to Mountain View takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) 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). The adventure continues: try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, admire the majestic nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, take an in-depth tour of Delta Cultural Center, and see the interesting displays at Sultana Disaster Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the West Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Mountain View to West Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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