7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  4​h
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Jasper
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Memphis

1
night
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 19th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Basin Spring Park, then shop like a local with Quicksilver Gallery, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Bella Vista Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blue Spring Heritage Center.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip planner .

Memphis to Eureka Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In May, Eureka Springs is slightly colder than Memphis - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jasper.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bella Vista, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Cosmic Cavern
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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern

1
night
Jasper

Jasper ©
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Spring Street Arts, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arkansas Grand Canyon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Hiking Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper travel app .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Jasper in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Jasper

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Lost Valley Hiking Trail
Highlights from your plan
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon
Spring Street Arts ©
Spring Street Arts

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Ouachita National Forest and then hike along Grand Promenade.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Jasper to Hot Springs in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): explore the galleries of Old State House Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Discovery, and then admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Arkansas Arts Center, see the interesting displays at Heifer Village (Heifer International), then learn about all things military at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Little Rock trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Little Rock takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Little Rock are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
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Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©

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