9 days in Southwest Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Arkansas holiday planner

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Arkadelphia
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 5 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
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Arkadelphia

— 1 night
Arkadelphia is a city in Clark County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at DeGray Lake Resort State Park and then hike along DeSoto Bluff Trail. On your second day here, walk around Rowdy Adventures and then admire the majestic nature at White Oak Lake State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arkadelphia online day trip planner.

Dallas to Arkadelphia is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Arkadelphia when traveling from Dallas in December, with lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Arkadelphia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Morrilton (Museum of Automobiles & Petit Jean State Park) and Little Rock (Old State House Museum, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Bathhouse Row, and do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arkadelphia to Hot Springs takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Murfreesboro

— 2 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): engage your brain at Klipsch Museum of Audio History, steep yourself in history at President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, and then admire the majestic nature at Historic Washington State Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Cossatot River State Park, explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and then stroll through Crater of Diamonds State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro trip tool.

Drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips