8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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West Memphis
— Few hours
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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West Memphis

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): try to win big at Southland Casino Racing.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the West Memphis online attractions planner.

Saint Louis to West Memphis is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games · Casinos
Highlights from your trip

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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 8th (Sat), get your bearings at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, take in the waterfront at River Market District, then view the masterpieces at The Galleries at Library Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Little Rock online travel planner.

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Little Rock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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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.
Head to Riley Art Glass Studio and Artists' Workshop Galleryfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fordyce Bathhouse and Bathhouse Row. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, take a memorable tour with Tours, engage your brain at Mid-America Science Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Hot Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks

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Fayetteville

On the 12th (Wed), have fun and explore at Scott Family Amazeum, then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fayetteville Underground, and finally look for gifts at Dickson Street Bookshop.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville trip itinerary site.

Drive from Hot Springs to Fayetteville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in June, Fayetteville is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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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 13th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn Shoppes, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Cosmic Cavern. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Quigley's Castle, look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs, take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage, then get a taste of the local shopping with Iris at the Basin Park, then shop like a local with Zarks Fine Design Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Quicksilver Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs journey website.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.