14 days in Arkansas & Louisiana Itinerary

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Fly to Springfield Branson National Airport, Drive to Eureka Springs
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
— 1 night
New Orleans
— 4 nights


Eureka Springs — 3 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Take a break from the city and head to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get some cultural insight at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and Thorncrown Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Eureka Springs side-trips: Old Spanish Treasure Cave (in Sulphur Springs), Hobbs State Park (in Rogers) and Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari (in Gentry). There's more to do: trek along Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip planner.

Friedrichshafen, Germany to Eureka Springs is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Friedrichshafen to Eureka Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Friedrichshafen in June, things will get a bit warmer in Eureka Springs: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Cotter.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Cotter — 2 nights

On the 9th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then cast your line with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cotter trip planner.

Drive from Eureka Springs to Cotter in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cotter can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Hot Springs — 2 nights

Valley of the Vapors

On the 11th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Dapper & Debonaire, trek along Grand Promenade, then admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel, and finally get outside with Xtreme Strike Guide Service. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip maker website.

You can drive from Cotter to Hot Springs in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cameron.
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Cameron — 1 night

On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Holly Beach, stroll through Mae's Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Sabine Pass Lighthouse.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cameron online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hot Springs to Cameron. In June, daily temperatures in Cameron can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 4 nights

The Big Easy

Visit Garden District and Chalmette National Historical Park for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. Change things up with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Barataria (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, take a stroll through Frenchmen Street, stroll around Woldenberg Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans vacation website.

You can drive from Cameron to New Orleans in 4 hours. When traveling from Cameron in June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Historic Sites · Art 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.

Louisiana travel guide

The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.