33 days in Arkansas Itinerary

33 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas route planner

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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 7 nights
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Cotter
— 3 nights
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Mountain View
— 3 nights
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Morrilton
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 8 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 3 nights
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Fayetteville

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Bentonville (Museum of Native American History, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, &more), Bella Vista (Veterans Wall of Honor & Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel) and Fort Smith National Historic Site (in Fort Smith).

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville attractions planning tool.

New Orleans to Fayetteville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fayetteville, with highs around 87°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 7 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: War Eagle Mill (in Rogers) and Cosmic Cavern (in Berryville). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, wander the streets of Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Eureka Springs online travel route planner.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cotter.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotter

— 3 nights
Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. When in Cotter, make a side trip to see Buffalo National River in Harrison, approximately Harrison away. There's much more to do: cast your line with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Bull Shoals Lake, admire the engineering at Bull Shoals Dam, and immerse yourself in nature at Bull Shoals-White River State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cotter road trip tool.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Cotter in 2 hours. In August in Cotter, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mountain View.

Things to do in Cotter

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 3 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Change things up with these side-trips from Mountain View: Greers Ferry (Greers Ferry Lake & Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service) and Collins Creek Cascade (in Heber Springs). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, and enjoy some music at Ozark Folk Center State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mountain View trip app.

Traveling by car from Cotter to Mountain View takes 1.5 hours. August in Mountain View sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Morrilton.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Morrilton

— 3 nights
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Morrilton is known for nature, trails, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Petit Jean State Park, hike along Cedar Falls Trail, do a tasting at Movie House Winery, and examine the collection at Museum of Automobiles.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Morrilton holiday planner.

Drive from Mountain View to Morrilton in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Morrilton can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Hot Springs

— 8 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.
Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Little Rock (William J. Clinton Presidential Library, Riverfront Park, &more).

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip website.

Getting from Morrilton to Hot Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Murfreesboro

— 3 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Murfreesboro: Board Camp Crystal Mine (in Mena) and Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines (in Mount Ida). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and stop by Hawkins General Store.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Murfreesboro trip planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Shopping

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.