8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
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 6th (Sat): stroll through Basin Spring Park and then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip itinerary site .

New York City to Eureka Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Eureka Springs is minus 1 hour. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Bella Vista Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Wilson Park, then get engrossed in the history at Headquarters House Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, and finally have fun at Arkadia Retrocade.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fayetteville itinerary site .

Getting from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista
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Museum of Native American History ©
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

2
nights
Hot Springs

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire all the interesting features of Garland County Library, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Hot Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fayetteville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hot Springs, with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 12th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Dam Bridge, contemplate the long history of The Old Mill, then admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Little Rock sightseeing planner .

Drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
Big Dam Bridge ©
Big Dam Bridge

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