7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
West Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the West Memphis day trip site .

Philadelphia to West Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to West Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in West Memphis, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©

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night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School, then get a taste of the local shopping with River Market District, then admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally appreciate the history behind Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Little Rock trip maker tool .

Drive from West Memphis to Little Rock in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get answers to all your questions at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection, then view the masterpieces at Artists' Workshop Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Bathhouse Row, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. May in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Quicksilver Gallery and Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thorncrown Chapel and St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. When in Eureka Springs, make a side trip to see Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, take in the exciting artwork at Iris at the Basin Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and shop like a local with The Birdcage.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs day trip planning site .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in May, things will get slightly colder in Eureka Springs: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

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