7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Little Rock
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  4​h
2
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anthony Chapel and Old State House Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Promenade and Museum Of Discovery. Step out of Little Rock to go to Hot Springs and see Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, shop like a local with Butler Center Retail Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Esse Purse Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Little Rock day trip planning tool .

Houston to Little Rock is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Houston in May, expect Little Rock to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hot Springs
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Esse Purse Museum & Store ©
Esse Purse Museum & Store
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then Head underground at Cosmic Cavern, and finally shop like a local with Quicksilver Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Hiking Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Little Rock to Eureka Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Lost Valley Trail, Cosmic Cavern
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Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Quicksilver Gallery ©
Quicksilver Gallery
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. On the 4th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park, then explore the world behind art at 21c Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Scott Family Amazeum, then see the interesting displays at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville trip tool .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fayetteville are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Childrens Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bentonville, Devil's Den State Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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