9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Fayetteville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum and then appreciate the history behind Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Holly Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Arkansas Governor's Mansion.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Little Rock online trip itinerary builder .

Kalamazoo to Little Rock is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo to Little Rock, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kalamazoo in February, expect nights in Little Rock to be somewhat warmer, around 36°F, while days are much hotter, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©
The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill

2
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.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, then get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, then steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Riley Art Glass Studio, then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row

2
nights
Fayetteville

Fayetteville
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Clinton House Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Siloam Springs Kayak Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fayetteville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Fayetteville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in February, Fayetteville is little chillier at night with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Siloam Springs Kayak Park
Highlights from your plan
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then view the masterpieces at Zarks Fine Design Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and finally stroll through Basin Spring Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 30°F. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church ©
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

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