9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Drive to Murfreesboro
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Fly

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Murfreesboro

— 1 night
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 20th (Mon), look for gifts at Hawkins General Store and then admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson, and then admire the majestic nature at Daisy State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Murfreesboro vacation planner.

Austin to Murfreesboro is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Austin in July, things will get slightly colder in Murfreesboro: highs are around 91°F and lows about 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): deepen your understanding at Garland County Library and then cool off at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, then take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. July in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Theme Parks · Spas · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Little Rock

— 2 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 24th (Fri), view the masterpieces at The Galleries at Library Square, then admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Discovery, and finally walk around Riverfront Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, get to know the resident critters at Little Rock Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at River Market District.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Little Rock trip itinerary planner.

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. In July, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

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 26th (Sun): walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mountain View trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Little Rock to Mountain View in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 27th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Eureka Springs Historical Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally explore the activities along Beaver Lake. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then walk around Basin Spring Park, and finally wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Eureka Springs day trip planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Eureka Springs in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.