12 days in Arkansas Itinerary

12 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas journey planner

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Make it your trip
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West Memphis
— 1 day
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
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Fayetteville
— 3 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
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West Memphis

— 1 day
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Sultana Disaster Museum and then try to win big at Southland Casino Racing.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the West Memphis visit planner.

Houston to West Memphis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in West Memphis when traveling from Houston in September, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in West Memphis

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hot Springs: Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site & William J. Clinton Presidential Library). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, and examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from West Memphis to Hot Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Murfreesboro

— 1 night
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Murfreesboro trip maker website.

Getting from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Murfreesboro can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Nature · Parks
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Fayetteville

— 3 nights
Explore Fayetteville's surroundings by going to Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista), Fort Smith (Fort Smith National Historic Site & Miss Laura's Visitor Center) and Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more).

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville trip builder website.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Fayetteville in 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Murfreesboro in September; daily highs in Fayetteville reach 83°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from Eureka Springs with a short trip to Pea Ridge National Military Park in Garfield, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, and wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs road trip planning website.

Getting from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
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.