9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Drive:  3​h
1
Mountain View
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Hugo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Tulsa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Pawhuska
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Fort Smith
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Bentonville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Springfield


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Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): listen to music at Ozark Folk Center State Park and then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mountain View planner .

Springfield to Mountain View is an approximately 3-hour car ride. October in Mountain View sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
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Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, steep yourself in history at The Old Mill, then get curious at Museum Of Discovery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Little Rock trip planner .

Getting from Mountain View to Little Rock by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hugo.

Things to do in Little Rock

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Old Mill
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The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill
Museum Of Discovery ©
Museum Of Discovery
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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Hugo

Hugo ©
Hugo is a city and county seat of Choctaw County, Oklahoma, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Showman's Rest and Bull Rider's Reprieve, examine the collection at The Museum of the Red River, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Endangered Ark Foundation. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Wildlife Heritage Center Museum, immerse yourself in nature at McGee Creek State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Frisco Depot Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hugo planner .

You can drive from Little Rock to Hugo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Hugo

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

McGee Creek State Park, Wildlife Heritage Center Museum, The Museum of the Red River
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The Endangered Ark Foundation ©
The Endangered Ark Foundation
McGee Creek State Park ©
McGee Creek State Park
The Museum of the Red River ©
The Museum of the Red River

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Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): meet the residents at Oklahoma Aquarium, then make a trip to Blue Whale of Catoosa, then examine the collection at Will Rogers Memorial Museum, and finally examine the collection at Woody Guthrie Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Gilcrease Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Family Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tulsa online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hugo to Tulsa in 3 hours. October in Tulsa sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pawhuska.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Oklahoma Aquarium, Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, Blue Whale of Catoosa
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Will Rogers Memorial Museum ©
Will Rogers Memorial Museum
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve ©
Gilcrease Museum ©
Gilcrease Museum

1
night
Pawhuska

Pawhuska ©
Pawhuska is a city in and the county seat of Osage County, Oklahoma, United States.It was named after the 19th-century Osage chief, Paw-Hiu-Skah, which means "White Hair" in English. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Immaculate Conception Church, then admire the majestic nature at Osage Hills State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pawhuska journey planner.

Drive from Tulsa to Pawhuska in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tulsa in October, Pawhuska is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Pawhuska

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Tallgrass Prairie Preserve ©
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Osage Hills State Park ©
Osage Hills State Park
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

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Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Fort Smith Museum of History, contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, then stroll the grounds of Fort Smith National Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fort Smith tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Pawhuska to Fort Smith takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fort Smith can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bentonville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Drennan-Scott Historic Site
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Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Fort Smith Museum of History ©
Fort Smith Museum of History

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Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then get curious at Amazeum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentonville trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Bentonville takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Smith in October: highs in Bentonville hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum

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