7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Morrilton
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs

— 2 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.
Kids will enjoy Garvan Woodland Gardens and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). There's still lots to do: get advice or help at Fordyce Bathhouse, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the engaging exhibits at Mid-America Science Museum, and stop by Bathhouse Soapery.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip planning app.

Dallas to Hot Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in November: high temperatures in Hot Springs hover around 62°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Morrilton.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Morrilton

— 1 night
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. On the 24th (Tue), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, hike along Cedar Falls Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Hollows Trail, and finally stroll through Petit Jean State Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Morrilton travel route website.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Morrilton takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Morrilton can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Eureka Springs

— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Thorncrown Chapel and Christ of the Ozarks. Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more) and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Ozark Mountain Ziplines, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and stop by Escape Room 13.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Eureka Springs takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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.