7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Fly

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Fayetteville

— 1 night
On the 6th (Sun), get great views at Mount Sequoyah.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville online holiday planner.

Lafayette to Fayetteville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lafayette in September, with highs in Fayetteville at 83°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, and finally take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Quigley's Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church.

Before you visit Eureka Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Hot Springs

— 3 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.
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) and The Old Mill (in North Little Rock). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and explore the activities along Lake Ouachita.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Hot Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Eureka Springs in September, expect nights in Hot Springs to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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.