9 days in Allen & Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Allen & Arkansas Itinerary

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9 days in Allen & Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  4​h
1
Allen
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fayetteville
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Houston

3
nights
Allen

Allen ©
Allen is an affluent city in Collin County, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Allen road trip app .

Houston to Allen is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Allen, with lows of 57°F. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toHot Springs.

Things to do in Allen

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

1
night
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Grand Promenade, then take in nature's colorful creations at Anthony Chapel, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs tour builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Allen to Hot Springs. In October, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
The Winery of Hot Springs ©
The Winery of Hot Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs trip maker app .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Hot Springs in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Eureka Springs: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Quicksilver Gallery ©
Quicksilver Gallery

3
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll the grounds of National Cemetery, then examine the collection at Arkansas Air Museum, and then trek along Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery and then view the masterpieces at Fayetteville Underground.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fayetteville tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall
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Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery ©
Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery
National Cemetery
National Cemetery
Arkansas Air Museum ©
Arkansas Air Museum

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