8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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West Memphis
— 1 day
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
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West Memphis

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Sultana Disaster Museum and then try your luck at Southland Casino Racing.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the West Memphis trip itinerary maker.

Durham to West Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in West Memphis, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petit Jean State Park (in Morrilton) and Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and gain insight at Garland County Library.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Memphis to Hot Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. November in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

2
nights
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 5th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, then stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and finally whizz through the canopy at Ozark Mountain Ziplines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then test your team's savvy at Escape Room 13, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

2
nights
Fayetteville

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens and then stroll the grounds of Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Fayetteville trip maker app.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. In November in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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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.