8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
West Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Austin

3
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.
Hot Springs is known for historic sites, spas, parks, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire all the interesting features of Garland County Library.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip planning site .

Austin to Hot Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In May, Hot Springs is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Oaklawn Racing & Gaming ©
Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
Garvan Woodland Gardens ©
Garvan Woodland Gardens

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Arvest Ballpark, learn about winemaking at Tontitown Winery, and then admire the natural beauty at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Fayetteville online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Fayetteville in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Fayetteville, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Bentonville, Springdale, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Tontitown Winery ©
Tontitown Winery
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

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.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Basin Spring Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to West Memphis.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Christ of the Ozarks ©
Christ of the Ozarks

1
night
West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing and then examine the collection at Sultana Disaster Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the West Memphis online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Eureka Springs to West Memphis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Sultana Disaster Museum
Highlights from your plan
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Sultana Disaster Museum ©
Sultana Disaster Museum

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