7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h
1
West Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

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West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 3rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Sultana Disaster Museum and then try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read West Memphis trip itinerary planner .

Minneapolis to West Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in May; daily highs in West Memphis reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Sultana Disaster Museum
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Sultana Disaster Museum ©
Sultana Disaster Museum

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get advice or help at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then stroll through Big Dam Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Little Rock trip planner .

You can drive from West Memphis to Little Rock in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Big Dam Bridge ©
Big Dam Bridge

3
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Hot Springs is known for historic sites, spas, parks, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Basin Spring Park, then explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hot Springs in May: high temperatures in Eureka Springs hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Bentonville
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©

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