60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Harrison
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mountain View
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Little Rock
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Murfreesboro
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Fort Smith
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Fayetteville
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Quicksilver Gallery and Basin Spring Park. Get some cultural insight at Keels Creek Winery and Aviation Cadet Museum. Explore Eureka Springs' surroundings by going to Hobbs State Park (in Rogers), Withrow Springs State Park (in Huntsville) and Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Blue Spring Heritage Center, see the interesting displays at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs online road trip planner .

New York City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Eureka Springs is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Berryville, Rogers, Beaver Bridge - Little Golden Gate, Withrow Springs State Park, Pea Ridge National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Basin Spring Park ©
Basin Spring Park
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern

8
nights
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Emma's Museum of Junk and Ozark Medieval Fortress. Get in touch with nature at Arkansas Grand Canyon and Lost Valley Hiking Trail. Explore Harrison's surroundings by going to Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca), Gilbert General Store (in Gilbert) and Jasper (Spring Street Arts, Triple Falls, & more). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Buffalo National River. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Mystic Caverns, contemplate the long history of The Collier Homestead at Tyler Bend, take in the awesome beauty at Ozark Mountains, and admire the engineering at Bull Shoals Dam.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Harrison road trip app .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Harrison takes 1.5 hours. July in Harrison sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Harrison

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jasper, Arkansas, Ponca, Gilbert General Store, Ozark Medieval Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

8
nights
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ozark Folk Center State Park and Wings of Honor Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wolf House and Vintage Motorcar Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mountain View: Greers Ferry Lake (in Greers Ferry), Fairfield Bay Marina (in Fairfield Bay) and Rush Historic District (in Yellville). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Mammoth Spring State Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Catholic Church, kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, and explore the activities along Norfork Lake.

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Getting from Harrison to Mountain View by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hardy, Calico Rock, Gravity BrewWorks, Greers Ferry Lake, Mammoth Spring State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Mammoth Spring State Park ©
Mammoth Spring State Park
Greers Ferry Lake ©
Greers Ferry Lake

9
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Do your shopping at Arkansas Arts Center and Bathhouse Soapery. Museum-lovers will appreciate MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and Esse Purse Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Little Rock: Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall (in Greenbrier), Morrilton (Museum of Automobiles & Cedar Falls Trail) and Hot Springs (Lake Catherine State Park, Anthony Chapel, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Heifer Village (Heifer International), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Rock Town Distillery, engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, and immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Little Rock trip builder .

Getting from Mountain View to Little Rock by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Morrilton, Dardanelle, Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum

9
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Greeson and President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home. Popular historic sites such as Lum and Abner Museum and McCollum Chidester House are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Klipsch Museum of Audio History (in Hope), Mount Ida (Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, Arrowhead Crystal Mine, & more) and DeGray Lake Resort State Park (in Bismarck). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, explore the activities along Shady Lake, immerse yourself in nature at Historic Washington State Park, and stroll around Rowdy Adventures.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Murfreesboro itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Murfreesboro takes 2 hours. August in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mount Ida, Hope, Historic Washington State Park, Shady Lake, McCollum Chidester House
Highlights from your plan
DeGray Lake Resort State Park ©
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Historic Washington State Park ©
Historic Washington State Park

8
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Get some historical perspective at Fort Smith National Cemetery and Massard Prairie Battlefield Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center and Fort Smith Museum of History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Smith: Ouachita National Forest (in Hot Springs), Lake Fort Smith State Park (in Mountainburg) and Mena (Queen Wilhelmina State Park & Rich Mountain Firetower). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Chateau Aux Arc Winery, and hike along Mount Magazine State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fort Smith day trip planner .

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Fort Smith in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Smith can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Altus, Paris, Alma, Van Buren, Mena
Highlights from your plan
Queen Wilhelmina State Park ©
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Mount Magazine State Park ©
Mount Magazine State Park
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site

8
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery and 21c Museum. Visit Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Tanyard Creek Nature Trail (in Bella Vista), Daisy Airgun Museum (in Rogers) and Bentonville (Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House, The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, get curious at Scott Family Amazeum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fayetteville, and learn about winemaking at Tontitown Winery.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville day trip site .

You can drive from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Fayetteville is little chillier than Fort Smith - with highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Springdale, Bella Vista, Daisy Airgun Museum, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park ©

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