9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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Murfreesboro

— 1 night
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, then see the interesting displays at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, and then admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro trip itinerary planner.

New Orleans to Murfreesboro is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from New Orleans in June, Murfreesboro is a bit cooler at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks · Museums

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.
Attractions like Spas and Anthony Chapel make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fordyce Bathhouse and Bathhouse Row. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Little Rock (The Galleries at Library Square, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and view the masterpieces at Artists' Workshop Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs vacation maker site.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. June in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then stroll around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mountain View tour app.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in June, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Mountain View. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Eureka Springs

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Thorncrown Chapel. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church and Quigley's Castle. Explore Eureka Springs' surroundings by going to Bentonville (Scott Family Amazeum, The Walmart Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, do a tasting at Railway Winery, and wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs road trip planning site.

You can drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.