7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

7 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas trip itinerary planner

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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
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Ponca
— 1 night
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Rogers
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Catherine State Park and Hot Springs Mountain. Escape the urban bustle at Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Lake Ouachita. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: DeGray Lake Resort State Park (in Bismarck) and Little Rock (The Arkansas River Trail & The Galleries at Library Square). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Grand Promenade, get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and stop by Bathhouse Soapery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs day trip planning tool.

Cedar Rapids to Hot Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cedar Rapids in March; daily highs in Hot Springs reach 64°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Ponca.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponca

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Glory Hole Trail and Waterfall, then stroll through Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead, and then hike along Lost Valley Trail.

Make your Ponca itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Hot Springs to Ponca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 37°F in Ponca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Rogers.

Things to do in Ponca

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Rogers

— 2 nights
Rogers is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Rogers Historical Museum, admire the landmark architecture of War Eagle Mill, and then explore the fascinating underground world of War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange, then trek along Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System, and then explore the activities along Lake Atalanta.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rogers holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Ponca to Rogers takes 1.5 hours. March in Rogers sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rogers

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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.