3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

3 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Bus to Austin, Fly to Little Rock
Little Rock
— 1 night
Eureka Springs
— 1 night


Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 3rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Museum Of Discovery, get engrossed in the history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, take in the exciting artwork at The Galleries at Library Square, then hunt for treasures at River Market District, then walk around Riverfront Park, and finally admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Little Rock visit planner.

San Antonio to Little Rock is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, you will find days in Little Rock are little chillier (92°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Eureka Springs

— 1 night

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 4th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Quicksilver Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at Iris at the Basin Park, visit Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, then stroll around Basin Spring Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Birdcage.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs online trip planner.

Getting from Little Rock to Eureka Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Little Rock in July, expect nights in Eureka Springs to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Arkansas travel guide

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.