8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel planner

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Fly to Fort Smith Regional Airport, Drive to Fayetteville
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Little Rock
— 3 nights
Fly

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Fayetteville

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Native American History, explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville online attractions planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Fayetteville is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Brisbane to Fayetteville due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: highs in Fayetteville hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Little Rock.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Little Rock

— 3 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, and then examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Anthony Chapel and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Little Rock day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Eureka Springs to Little Rock takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Eureka Springs in September, expect nights in Little Rock to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.