60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel planner

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Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Drive to Murfreesboro
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Murfreesboro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 13 nights
Drive
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Morrilton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort Smith
— 6 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 6 nights
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 12 nights
Drive
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Ponca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cotter
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 5 nights
Drive
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West Memphis
— 4 nights
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Murfreesboro

— 4 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: Cossatot River State Park (in Wickes), Hope (Klipsch Museum of Audio History & President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home) and Shady Lake (in Umpire). The adventure continues: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crater of Diamonds State Park, examine the collection at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, admire the majestic nature at Historic Washington State Park, and contemplate the long history of Lum and Abner Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro trip builder.

Atlanta to Murfreesboro is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Murfreesboro. In March in Murfreesboro, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 13 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: North Little Rock (Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum & The Old Mill) and Little Rock (Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Hot Springs National Park. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip maker app.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Morrilton.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Morrilton

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Petit Jean State Park, head outdoors with Toad Suck, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, and hike along Cedar Falls Trail.

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

You can drive from Hot Springs to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. In March in Morrilton, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Fort Smith

— 6 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: Paris (Mount Magazine State Park & Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas), Ozark-St. Francis National Forests (in Russellville) and Altus (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Post Winery, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, stroll the grounds of Fort Smith National Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, and stroll around Bell Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fort Smith trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Fort Smith takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 6 nights
Explore Fayetteville's surroundings by going to Bella Vista (Back 40, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, &more), Bentonville (Orchards Park, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more) and Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari (in Gentry).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fayetteville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fort Smith to Fayetteville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, Fayetteville is slightly colder than Fort Smith - with highs of 60°F and lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 12 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Withrow Springs State Park (in Huntsville), Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield) and Rogers (Hobbs State Park & War Eagle Mill). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Leatherwood, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and Head underground at Onyx Cave Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. April in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ponca.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponca

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ponca Elk Education Center, trek along Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Emma's Museum of Junk, don't miss a visit to Spring Street Arts, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Bluff & The Goat Trail.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponca online route planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Ponca takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cotter.

Things to do in Ponca

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Cotter

— 4 nights
Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Cotter side-trips: Harrison (Buffalo National River, Maplewood Cemetery, &more). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Big Spring Park. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, explore the activities along Bull Shoals Lake, go deep underground at Rush Historic District, and immerse yourself in nature at Bull Shoals-White River State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cotter driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Ponca to Cotter in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cotter can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Cotter

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 5 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mountain View: Gravity BrewWorks (in Big Flat), Fairfield Bay (The Hart Center, The Bay Trails, &more) and Heber Springs (Collins Creek Cascade & Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail). There's lots more to do: walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Greers Ferry Lake, trek along Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail, and learn about winemaking at Raimondo Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mountain View trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cotter to Mountain View takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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: Jonesboro (Craighead Forest Park, Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, &more), Hampson Archeological Museum State Park (in Wilson) and Southern Tenant Farmers Museum (in Tyronza). The adventure continues: try to win big at Southland Casino Racing, immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, get engrossed in the history at Sultana Disaster Museum, and steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the West Memphis day trip planning tool.

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. April in West Memphis sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
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.