60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

60 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Drive to Murfreesboro
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Murfreesboro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hot Springs
— 12 nights
Drive
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Morrilton
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort Smith
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 9 nights
Drive
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Jasper
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cotter
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mountain View
— 5 nights
Drive
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West Memphis
— 5 nights
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Murfreesboro

— 5 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Broken Bow (Kayaking & Canoeing, Fish Tales Winery & Vineyards, &more), The Museum of the Red River (in Idabel) and Cossatot River State Park (in Wickes). There's much more to do: cruise along Talimena Scenic Dr, immerse yourself in nature at Logoly State Park, engage your brain at Klipsch Museum of Audio History, and examine the collection at Mena Kansas City Southern Depot.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Murfreesboro trip builder app.

Charlotte to Murfreesboro is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Murfreesboro due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Murfreesboro are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 12 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: Lake Ouachita State Park (in Mountain Pine), Cortez Golf Course (in Hot Springs Village) and Little Rock (Outlets of Little Rock, Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs online road trip planner.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. You'll set off for Morrilton on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Morrilton

— 4 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: immerse yourself in nature at Petit Jean State Park, hike along Bear Cave Trail, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Barnyard Friends Peting Zoo, and learn about winemaking at Movie House Winery.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Morrilton itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 33°F. You'll set off for Fort Smith on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Morrilton

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fort Smith

— 5 nights
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Smith: Queen Wilhelmina State Park (in Mena), Wiederkehr Wine Cellars (in Wiederkehr Village) and Heavener Runestone Park (in Heavener). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Mount Magazine State Park, don't miss a visit to Center of the Universe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort Smith trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morrilton to Fort Smith takes 2 hours. In December in Fort Smith, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Fayetteville

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Bentonville (The Buckyball, Orchards Park, &more), Tulsa (Guthrie Green, BOK Center, &more) and Bella Vista (Veterans Wall of Honor, Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, &more).

To find out how to plan a trip to Fayetteville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Fayetteville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fort Smith in December, Fayetteville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eureka Springs: Point Lookout (Ralph Foster Museum, College of the Ozarks, &more), Branson (Arcade City, Dancing Water Fountain, &more) and Springfield (Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium & Fantastic Caverns). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and walk around Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jasper.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Jasper

— 4 nights
Jasper is a city in Newton County, Arkansas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Jasper: Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall (in Huntsville), Cox Berry Farm & Nursery (in Clarksville) and Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead (in Ponca). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arkansas Grand Canyon, cruise along Boston Mountains Scenic Loop, hike along Lost Valley Trail, and examine the collection at Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jasper trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Jasper takes 1.5 hours. January in Jasper sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Cotter.

Things to do in Jasper

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Cotter

— 5 nights
Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cotter: Buffalo National River (in Harrison), Gilbert General Store (in Gilbert) and Tyler Bend Visitor Center (in Marshall). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Big Spring Park. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours, Head underground at Bull Shoals Caverns, head outdoors with Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service, and walk around Highway 125 Park Bull Shoals.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cotter trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Jasper to Cotter in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cotter are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. You'll set off for Mountain View on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Cotter

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Mountain View

— 5 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Get out of town with these interesting Mountain View side-trips: Batesville (Old Independence Regional Museum & Mark Martin Museum), City Rock Bluff (in Calico Rock) and Heber Springs (Collins Creek Cascade, Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, head outdoors with Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service, trek along The Bay Trails, and immerse yourself in nature at Powhatan Historic State Park.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mountain View trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cotter to Mountain View takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mountain View can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

West Memphis

— 5 nights
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Jonesboro (Skirmish at Jonesboro, Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, &more), Tunica (Casino at Resorts Tunica, Sam's Gambling Hall, &more) and Crowley Ridge State Park (in Paragould). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, steep yourself in history at Johnny Cash House, and grab your bike and head to Village Creek State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read West Memphis road trip planning app.

Drive from Mountain View to West Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in West Memphis, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Casinos

Side Trips

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.