9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip maker

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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 1 night
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Morrilton
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead. Attractions like Thorncrown Chapel and Ghost & Vampire Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka Springs: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (in Bentonville) and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista). It doesn't end there: visit Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip itinerary tool.

Houston to Eureka Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in November, things will get slightly colder in Eureka Springs: highs are around 58°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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 6th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mountain View trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Morrilton.

Things to do in Mountain View

Nature · Parks · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Morrilton

— 1 night
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. On the 7th (Sun), trek along Bear Cave Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Morrilton trip planner.

Getting from Mountain View to Morrilton by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Hot Springs

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Spas and Anthony Chapel. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Grand Promenade. Go for a jaunt from Hot Springs to Little Rock to see William J. Clinton Presidential Library about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, and see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip maker.

You can drive from Morrilton to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

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State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.