7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Little Rock
— 1 day
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive

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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then identify plant and animal life at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, then steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and finally ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Little Rock online visit planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Little Rock. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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Hot Springs

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.
On the 24th (Sat), get your bearings at Fordyce Bathhouse, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hot Springs National Park and then gain insight at Garland County Library.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs tour planner.

Drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

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Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Hawkins General Store, then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Dino Dig, and finally examine the collection at Ka Do Ha Indian Village.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro takes 1.5 hours. October in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

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Eureka Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, and finally head outdoors with Black Jack Adventures.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Eureka Springs takes 5 hours. When traveling from Murfreesboro in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Eureka Springs: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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Fayetteville

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get curious at Scott Family Amazeum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Wedington, walk around Siloam Springs Kayak Park, and then shop like a local with Heartwood Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fayetteville day trip tool.

Getting from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · 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.