8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Bentonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Get outdoors at Devil's Den State Park and Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and Bentonville Town Square. Take a break from Bentonville with a short trip to Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, engage your brain at Amazeum, and explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bentonville trip planning tool .

Houston to Bentonville is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Houston in May; daily highs in Bentonville reach 75°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Devil's Den State Park, Clinton House Museum
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Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anthony Chapel and Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center). Visiting Grand Promenade and Ouachita National Forest will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, get your game on at 4D Adventure, admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Bentonville to Hot Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

DeGray Lake Resort State Park
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Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 25th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol, then ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, then examine the collection at Heifer Village (Heifer International), and finally immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, then engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Arkansas River Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Little Rock driving holiday app .

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 in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Museums Nature
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Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©

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