7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Fly:  5​h
1
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Fort Smith
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bentonville
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Wichita

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum and then contemplate the long history of Arkansas Governor's Mansion. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Arkansas Arts Center, see the interesting displays at Esse Purse Museum, see the interesting displays at Heifer Village (Heifer International), then engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, and finally make a trip to Junction Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Little Rock day trip planner.

Wichita to Little Rock is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Esse Purse Museum & Store ©
Esse Purse Museum & Store

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 5th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then get your game on at Mountain View Go Kart, then snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and finally stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mountain View travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Little Rock to Mountain View by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Little Rock in June, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Mountain View. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Mountain View Go Kart ©
Mountain View Go Kart

2
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. On the 6th (Thu), examine the collection at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, stroll the grounds of Fort Smith National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Fort Smith Museum of History, then contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, and finally explore the world behind art at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Van Buren River Valley Museum Association, then take an in-depth tour of LeFlore County Museum, and then try your luck at Choctaw Casino.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fort Smith, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mountain View to Fort Smith by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mountain View in June, Fort Smith is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bentonville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Van Buren, LeFlore County Museum, Choctaw Casino
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Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Fort Smith Museum of History ©
Fort Smith Museum of History
LeFlore County Museum ©
LeFlore County Museum

2
nights
Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 8th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, explore the world behind art at 21c Museum, then get curious at Scott Family Amazeum, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Bella Vista Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then stroll through Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally walk around Bentonville Town Square.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bentonville online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fort Smith to Bentonville in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Fort Smith in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bentonville: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bella Vista, Pea Ridge National Military Park
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Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

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