8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  5​h
1
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bentonville
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Denver

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 27th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Little Rock Central High School.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Little Rock trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Little Rock is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in September; daily highs in Little Rock reach 86°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Old Mill
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Big Dam Bridge ©
Big Dam Bridge

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.
Kids will enjoy Crater of Diamonds State Park and Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs vacation planner.

You can drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bentonville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Crater of Diamonds State Park
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Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park
Zipline

1
night
Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History and then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bentonville vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Bentonville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hot Springs in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Bentonville, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Eureka Springs
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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel

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