7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  4​h
3
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Lafayette

1
night
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, then examine the collection at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, and finally admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville online sightseeing planner .

Lafayette to Fayetteville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lafayette in August: high temperatures in Fayetteville hover around 86°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bentonville, Devil's Den State Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Devil's Den State Park ©
Devil's Den State Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Arkansas Grand Canyon and Mystic Caverns. Visiting Lost Valley Hiking Trail and Cosmic Cavern will get you outdoors. Explore Eureka Springs' surroundings by going to Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca) and Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, identify plant and animal life at Blue Spring Heritage Center, and stroll around Basin Spring Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs tour builder .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponca, Cosmic Cavern, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Mystic Caverns, Arkansas Grand Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Arkansas Grand Canyon ©
Arkansas Grand Canyon

2
nights
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 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Heifer Village (Heifer International), examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, then explore the galleries of Old State House Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Discovery, and finally don't miss a visit to Junction Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then brush up on your military savvy at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Little Rock trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Eureka Springs to Little Rock in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum

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