7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Fayetteville

On the 12th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally stroll around Bentonville Town Square. On your second day here, stroll through Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fayetteville.

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Lafayette to Fayetteville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lafayette in October; daily highs in Fayetteville reach 73°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Eureka Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, and finally wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and then take a memorable tour with Ozark Mountain Ziplines.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. October in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Hot Springs

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hot Springs: Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Eureka Springs in October, expect nights in Hot Springs to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
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.