9 days in Arkansas & Broken Bow Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas & Broken Bow Itinerary

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Fayetteville
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Mount Ida
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
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Broken Bow
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Fayetteville

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Natural Falls State Park, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, then look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens, and then take an in-depth tour of Clinton House Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fayetteville journey planning website.

Tulsa to Fayetteville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Fayetteville when traveling from Tulsa in October, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 2 nights

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 19th (Mon), wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, take in the exciting artwork at The Birdcage, see the interesting displays at Mitchells' Folly, stop by Hippie Biker Chick, then stroll around Basin Spring Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Mount Ida.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Mount Ida

— 2 nights
Mount Ida is a city in and county seat of Montgomery County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Magazine State Park and then don't miss a visit to Lum and Abner Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): stop by Gee & Dee Crystal, listen to music at Front Porch Stage, and then take an in-depth tour of Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mount Ida trip tool.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Mount Ida in 4 hours. When traveling from Eureka Springs in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mount Ida, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mount Ida

Shopping · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anthony Chapel, and finally deepen your understanding at Garland County Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Mount Ida to Hot Springs takes an hour. In October in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Adventure

Murfreesboro

— 1 night
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ka Do Ha Indian Village, Crater of Diamonds State Park and McCollum Chidester House. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at McCollum Chidester House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Murfreesboro driving holiday planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. October in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Broken Bow.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Broken Bow

Broken Bow is a city in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Girls Gone Wine. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Girls Gone Wine and then take a memorable drive along Talimena Scenic Dr.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Broken Bow trip planning tool.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Broken Bow in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Broken Bow can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Bow

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wineries

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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.