8 days in Arkansas & Oklahoma Itinerary

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Little Rock
— 2 nights
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights


Little Rock — 2 nights

The Rock

Explore hidden gems such as The Old Mill and Big Dam Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Little Rock side-trips: Hot Springs (Fordyce Bathhouse & Grand Promenade). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum, admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stroll around Riverfront Park.

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New York City to Little Rock is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Little Rock to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Eureka Springs.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Eureka Springs — 3 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Explore hidden gems such as VIP Tours of Branson and Veterans Memorial Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum (in Ridgedale), Branson (Helicopter Tours & Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church) and College of the Ozarks (in Point Lookout). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, walk around Basin Spring Park, and take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

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You can fly from Little Rock to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Little Rock, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Eureka Springs, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips

Oklahoma City — 2 nights

The Big Friendly

On the 22nd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, and finally appreciate the history behind Centennial Land Run Monument. Keep things going the next day: visit Bricktown, then get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then get a new perspective on nature at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

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Drive from Eureka Springs to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

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.

Oklahoma travel guide

Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.