9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip planner

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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive
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Scott
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive

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Hot Springs

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hot Springs Mountain as well as Hot Springs National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro) and Junction Bridge (in Little Rock). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bathhouse Row, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs tour itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hot Springs. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Little Rock

— 2 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 404 Tour Co. as well as Pinnacle Mountain State Park. On the 24th (Tue), see the sights in a new way with 404 Tour Co. and then get a taste of the local shopping with River Market District. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, appreciate the history behind Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, and then immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Little Rock takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Little Rock sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Scott.

Things to do in Little Rock

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Scott

— 1 night
Scott is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lonoke and Pulaski counties in the central part of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Your day by day itinerary now includes Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Plantation Agriculture Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Scott day trip planning app.

Scott is just a stone's throw from Little Rock. In September, daytime highs in Scott are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Scott

Nature · Parks · Museums

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eureka Springs Historic District Tram Tours as well as Thorncrown Chapel. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): gain interesting insight with Eureka Springs Historic District Tram Tours, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then stroll around Basin Spring Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, get great views at College of the Ozarks, and then ponder the design of Dancing Water Fountain.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Scott to Eureka Springs takes 4 hours. Traveling from Scott in September, you will find days in Eureka Springs are little chillier (82°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.