9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Little Rock
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
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Eureka Springs

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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.
Bring the kids along to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Native American History and The Birdcage. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: The Walmart Museum (in Bentonville), Historic Downtown Branson (in Branson) and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park (in Lampe). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Ozark Mountain Ziplines, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and visit Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

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Nederland to Eureka Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nederland in October: high temperatures in Eureka Springs hover around 71°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 26th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then take in the exciting artwork at The Galleries at Library Square, and finally make a trip to La Petit Roche Plaza. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Arkansas Arts Center, examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum & Store, then immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Little Rock trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Little Rock takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Eureka Springs in October, expect nights in Little Rock to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Hot Springs

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Grand Promenade. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fordyce Bathhouse and Mid-America Science Museum. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, and take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs day trip planning tool.

Drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Spas
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Fordyce Bathhouse
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Zipline
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