7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas holiday builder
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris
— 1 night
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mena
— 1 night
Drive to Fort Smith Regional Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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Fayetteville — 1 night

On the 2nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Native American History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, and then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Den State Park and then admire the natural beauty at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fayetteville day trip planning site.

Atlanta to Fayetteville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Fayetteville. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect Fayetteville to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 1 night

Paris is a city in Logan County, Arkansas, United States, and serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): do a tasting at Post Winery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Magazine State Park.

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Getting from Fayetteville to Paris by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.
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Side Trip

Hot Springs — 3 nights

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Promenade and Hot Springs Mountain. When in Hot Springs, make a side trip to see Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines in Mount Ida, approximately Mount Ida away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park, see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection, take a peaceful walk through Ouachita National Forest, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Paris to Hot Springs in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mena.
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Side Trip

Mena — 1 night

Mena is a city in Polk County, Arkansas, United States. On the 8th (Fri), delve into the mystery of Board Camp Crystal Mine and then cruise along Queen Wilhelmina State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mena trip builder website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Mena in 2 hours. April in Mena sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
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Arkansas travel guide

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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.
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