7 days in Houston & Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Houston & Arkansas Itinerary

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Houston
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Little Rock
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Hot Springs
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Fort Smith
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Eureka Springs
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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, examine the collection at Houston Museum District, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and finally see the interesting displays at Houston Museum of African American Culture.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. May in Houston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks
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Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Museum of African American Culture ©

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 18th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, then don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, then ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Little Rock online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Houston to Little Rock in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Little Rock at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum

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Hot Springs

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 19th (Sun), trek along Grand Promenade, have fun and explore at Mid-America Science Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs journey builder app.

You can 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 May, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum

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Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, then examine the collection at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, and finally head outdoors with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Smith trip maker website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Fort Smith in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Drennan-Scott Historic Site ©
Drennan-Scott Historic Site

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Eureka Springs

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.
On the 21st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Spring Heritage Center, view the masterpieces at The Birdcage, then shop like a local with Iris at the Basin Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Cosmic Cavern. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, then witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Fort Smith to Eureka Springs in 2 hours. When traveling from Fort Smith in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Eureka Springs: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Pea Ridge National Military Park

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