8 days in Arkansas & Joplin Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas & Joplin Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas & Joplin Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Joplin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Little Rock
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): walk around Basin Spring Park and then shop like a local with Cosmic Cavern.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Eureka Springs journey planner.

New York City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Eureka Springs to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Joplin.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
Quicksilver Gallery ©
Quicksilver Gallery

2
nights
Joplin

Joplin ©
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. Bonnie and Clyde's Joplin Garage Apartment Hideout has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), browse the different shops at Northpark Mall, stop by Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Precious Moments Park, then get engrossed in the history at George Washington Carver National Monument, and finally contemplate the long history of Bonnie and Clyde's Joplin Garage Apartment Hideout. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, then admire the sheer force of Grand Falls, then shop like a local with George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Webb City Farmers Market.

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Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Joplin takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Joplin

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Carthage, Webb City Farmers Market, George Washington Carver National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Webb City Farmers Market ©
Webb City Farmers Market
Precious Moments Park ©
Precious Moments Park

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then stroll around Bentonville Town Square, 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 18th (Thu): look for gifts at Dickson Street Bookshop, view the masterpieces at Fayetteville Underground, admire the natural beauty at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, then browse the different shops at Pinnacle Hills Promenade, and finally see where the action happens at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fayetteville trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Joplin to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Pinnacle Hills Promenade, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, make a trip to Bathhouse Row, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Hot Springs in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fayetteville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hot Springs, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row

1
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 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Old Mill, then browse the eclectic array of goods at River Market District, and then get engrossed in the history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock online trip builder .

Getting from Hot Springs to Little Rock by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill
River Market District ©
River Market District

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