6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

6 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas Trip Planner
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
Little Rock
— 1 night
Eureka Springs
— 2 nights


Hot Springs — 1 night

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure, get all the information you need at Fordyce Bathhouse, then stop by Bathhouse Soapery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hot Springs online route planner.

Austin to Hot Springs is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Austin in September, things will get slightly colder in Hot Springs: highs are around 88°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.
Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Little Rock — 1 night

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Mount Holly Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of River Market District, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Diamond Bear Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Little Rock trip planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Little Rock by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Little Rock sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Eureka Springs.
Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Eureka Springs — 2 nights

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs and then witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonshine Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Eureka Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Little Rock in September: highs in Eureka Springs hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Art Museums · History Museums
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.