8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
West Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

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West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our West Memphis trip itinerary app .

New York City to West Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos Fun & Games
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Zipline and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Hot Springs to Little Rock to see William J. Clinton Presidential Library about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Gangster Museum of America, and get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs planning site .

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Hot Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

William J. Clinton Presidential Library
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Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

1
night
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 8th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, then examine the collection at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, and then explore the activities along Lake Greeson.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Murfreesboro day trip planner .

Getting from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Murfreesboro, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks Nature Museums
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Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Ka Do Ha Indian Village ©
Ka Do Ha Indian Village

2
nights
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 9th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Scott Family Amazeum, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs journey planner.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Eureka Springs in 4.5 hours. In August in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum

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