8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly + taxi:  15​h
1
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Winnipeg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Basin Spring Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern, and finally identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage, get a taste of the local shopping with Iris at the Basin Park, stop by Hats, Hides & Heirlooms, then shop like a local with Zarks Fine Design Gallery, then browse for treasures at The Barn Shoppes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs route planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Eureka Springs is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, Eureka Springs is a bit warmer than Winnipeg - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the history at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fayetteville Underground, then stop by Dickson Street Bookshop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilson Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, stroll through Bentonville Town Square, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fayetteville online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Riley Art Glass Studio, explore and take pictures at Anthony Chapel, then get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs online trip builder .

You can drive from Fayetteville to Hot Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fayetteville in May, Hot Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Butler Center Retail Gallery, hunt for treasures at River Market District, then admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally don't miss a visit to The Old Mill. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School and then catch a live performance at Arkansas Arts Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock trip planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill

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