31 days in Arkansas Itinerary

31 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas itinerary planner

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Hot Springs
— 7 nights
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Morrilton
— 2 nights
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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 5 nights
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Cotter
— 2 nights
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Mountain View
— 5 nights
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Hot Springs

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hot Springs: Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro) and Little Rock (Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Big Dam Bridge, &more). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Hot Springs National Park. There's much more to do: get advice or help at Fordyce Bathhouse, get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs day trip app.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Hot Springs is an approximately 39-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Hot Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hot Springs, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Morrilton.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Morrilton

— 2 nights
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Automobiles and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Petit Jean State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): trek along Cedar Falls Trail and then learn about winemaking at Movie House Winery.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Morrilton trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Morrilton takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Morrilton can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Morrilton

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Fayetteville

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Daisy Airgun Museum (in Rogers), Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville Town Square, &more) and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville online day trip planner.

Getting from Morrilton to Fayetteville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Morrilton in September, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Fayetteville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville), War Eagle Mill (in Rogers) and Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, cast your line with a fishing tour, wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs trip planner.

Drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Cotter.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotter

— 2 nights
Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the engineering at Bull Shoals Dam and then cast your line with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Buffalo National River.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cotter online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Eureka Springs to Cotter by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cotter can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Cotter

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 5 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mountain View: City Rock Bluff (in Calico Rock), Greers Ferry Lake (in Greers Ferry) and Woolly Hollow State Park (in Greenbrier). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, see the interesting displays at Ozark Folk Center State Park, walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, and immerse yourself in nature at Mammoth Spring State Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mountain View trip tool.

Drive from Cotter to Mountain View in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Arkansas travel guide

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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.