60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
West Memphis
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Murfreesboro
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hot Springs
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Morrilton
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Paris
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Bella Vista
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Mountain View
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Harrison
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Eureka Springs
— 9 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

5
nights
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting West Memphis side-trips: Dyess (Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash & Johnny Cash House), Parker Pioneer Homestead (in Harrisburg) and Jonesboro (Jonesboro bowling center, Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, & more). There's much more to do: try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, stroll the grounds of Helena Confederate Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Pillow Thompson House.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the West Memphis route maker .

New York City to West Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in West Memphis, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Jonesboro, Helena, Dyess, Parker Pioneer Homestead, Village Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Craighead Forest Park ©
Craighead Forest Park
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing

6
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Murfreesboro: Mena (Queen Wilhelmina State Park & Board Camp Crystal Mine), Hope (Klipsch Museum of Audio History & President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home) and Texarkana (State Line Post Office and Federal Building, Four States Auto Musuem, & more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, look for all kinds of wild species at Albert Pike Recreation Area, and go deep underground at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro journey planner .

You can drive from West Memphis to Murfreesboro in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Texarkana, Mena, Hope, Albert Pike Recreation Area, Daisy State Park
Highlights from your plan
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Dino Dig ©
Dino Dig
Queen Wilhelmina State Park ©
Queen Wilhelmina State Park

11
nights
Hot Springs

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 (Esse Purse Museum, Rock Town Distillery, & more), Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County (in Mount Ida) and The Old Mill (in North Little Rock). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs planner .

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Morrilton.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Little Rock, The Old Mill, Woodlands Auditorium, Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spas

6
nights
Morrilton

Morrilton ©
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Explore Morrilton's surroundings by going to P. Allen Smith's Garden Home (in Roland), Russellville (Ozark-St. Francis National Forests & Lake Dardenelle State Park) and Dardanelle (Mount Nebo State Park & Lake Dardanelle State Park). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Barnyard Friends Peting Zoo, stroll through Cedar Falls Trail, and examine the collection at Museum of Automobiles.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Morrilton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Morrilton takes 1.5 hours. October in Morrilton sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Conway, Greenbrier, Russellville, Dardanelle, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
Highlights from your plan
Petit Jean State Park ©
Petit Jean State Park
Cedar Falls Trail ©
Cedar Falls Trail
Movie House  Winery ©
Movie House Winery

5
nights
Paris

Paris ©
Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Fort Smith (Fort Smith National Cemetery, The Clayton House, & more), Van Buren (Drennan-Scott Historic Site & THOR Elite Firing Range and Gun Club) and Devil's Den State Park (in West Fork). The adventure continues: stroll through Mount Magazine State Park, do some two-wheel cruising with Pig Trail National Scenic Byway, learn about winemaking at Post Winery, and immerse yourself in nature at Lake Fort Smith State Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Morrilton to Paris by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bella Vista.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fort Smith, Ozark, Van Buren, Post Winery, Lake Fort Smith State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Devil's Den State Park ©
Devil's Den State Park

5
nights
Bella Vista

Bella Vista
Bella Vista is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bella Vista: Fayetteville (Room Escape Games, Razorback Regional Greenway, & more), Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield) and Arvest Ballpark (in Springdale). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, hike along Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System, pause for some photo ops at Veterans Wall of Honor, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Back 40.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bella Vista vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Paris to Bella Vista takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Bella Vista hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Bella Vista

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentonville, Fayetteville, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Daisy Airgun Museum, Arvest Ballpark
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

6
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
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: Heber Springs (Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail & Collins Creek Cascade), Gravity BrewWorks (in Big Flat) and Mountain Home (Donald W. Reynolds Library & David's Trail). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, admire the majestic nature at Mammoth Spring State Park, snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Greers Ferry Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mountain View online travel route builder .

Getting from Bella Vista to Mountain View by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Harrison.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mountain Home, Heber Springs, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Wings of Honor Museum, Gravity BrewWorks
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Mammoth Spring State Park ©
Mammoth Spring State Park

6
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Harrison: Ponca (Lost Valley Hiking Trail & Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead), Bull Shoals Dam (in Bull Shoals) and Jasper (Arkansas Grand Canyon, Triple Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River, contemplate the long history of The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend, don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts, and Head underground at Mystic Caverns.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Harrison trip planner.

You can drive from Mountain View to Harrison in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Harrison, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Jasper, Ponca, Big Spring Park, Big Bluff & The Goat Trail, Bull Shoals Dam
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Mystic Caverns ©
Mystic Caverns

9
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
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: Rogers (War Eagle Mill & Hobbs State Park), Huntsville (Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall & Withrow Springs State Park) and Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Eureka Springs route planner.

Getting from Harrison to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 39°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rogers, Huntsville, Berryville, Beaver Bridge - Little Golden Gate
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

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