9 days in Arkansas & Denver Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas & Denver Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 6 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eureka Springs: Bentonville (Orchards Park, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs driving holiday planner.

Little Rock to Eureka Springs is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Little Rock in July, you will find days in Eureka Springs are a bit cooler (87°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Denver

— 6 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park), Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo & Garden of the Gods) and Georgetown (Hotel de Paris Museum & Guanella Pass). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Denver online trip builder.

Getting from Eureka Springs to Denver by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Eureka Springs to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Eureka Springs in July, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.