60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fly to Memphis International Airport, Drive to West Memphis
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West Memphis
— 4 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 16 nights
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Mountain View
— 4 nights
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Cotter
— 3 nights
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Ponca
— 4 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 13 nights
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Bella Vista
— 3 nights
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Fort Smith
— 8 nights
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West Memphis — 4 nights

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Memphis: Parkin Archeological State Park (in Parkin), Jonesboro (Craighead Forest Park & Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center) and Dyess (Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash & Johnny Cash House). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, get engrossed in the history at Sultana Disaster Museum, admire the majestic nature at Lake Poinsett State Park, and contemplate the long history of Parker Pioneer Homestead.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our West Memphis trip itinerary maker app.

Brisbane, Australia to West Memphis is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to West Memphis is minus 16 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in West Memphis at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Murfreesboro.
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Murfreesboro — 3 nights

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Explore Murfreesboro's surroundings by going to Cossatot River State Park (in Wickes), Klipsch Museum of Audio History (in Hope) and Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines (in Mount Ida). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, look for gifts at Hawkins General Store, and explore the activities along Lake Greeson.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Murfreesboro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Plantation Agriculture Museum (in Scott), Petit Jean State Park (in Morrilton) and Little Rock (One Thai Spa, Big Dam Bridge, &more). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Hot Springs National Park. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hot Springs trip simple and quick.

Drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In October in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mountain View.
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Mountain View — 4 nights

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Explore Mountain View's surroundings by going to Woolly Hollow State Park (in Greenbrier), City Rock Bluff (in Calico Rock) and Heber Springs (Collins Creek Cascade & Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mountain View trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hot Springs in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Mountain View, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cotter.
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Cotter — 3 nights

Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. Step out of Cotter to go to Harrison and see Buffalo National River, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Big Spring Park. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours and contemplate the waterfront views at Bull Shoals-White River State Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cotter online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Mountain View to Cotter in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ponca.
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Ponca — 4 nights

Step out of Ponca to go to Huntsville and see Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponca online route builder.

Drive from Cotter to Ponca in 1.5 hours. October in Ponca sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.
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Eureka Springs — 13 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: Bentonville (Bentonville Town Square, The Walmart Museum, &more), Fayetteville (Razorback Regional Greenway & Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens) and Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, explore the historical opulence of Quigley's Castle, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and stop by Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Eureka Springs itinerary maker.

Getting from Ponca to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bella Vista.
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Bella Vista — 3 nights

Bella Vista is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. Go for a jaunt from Bella Vista to Gentry to see Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, explore the landscape on two wheels at Back 40, pause for some photo ops at Veterans Wall of Honor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanyard Creek Nature Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bella Vista trip maker.

Getting from Eureka Springs to Bella Vista by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Bella Vista, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort Smith.
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Fort Smith — 8 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: Pig Trail National Scenic Byway (in Ozark), St. Mary's Catholic Church (in Altus) and Prairie Grove (Daisies & Olives Antiques, Vintage, Flea Market & Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at Logan County Courthouse, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Magazine State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fort Smith day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bella Vista to Fort Smith takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bella Vista in November: highs in Fort Smith hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel 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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