17 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Arkansas tour itinerary planner
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
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Mountain View
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 1 night
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West Memphis
— 2 nights
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Fayetteville — 2 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Bentonville (Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System, Bentonville Town Square, &more) and Bella Vista (Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Veterans Wall of Honor, &more).

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New York City to Fayetteville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Fayetteville is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fayetteville when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eureka Springs.
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Eureka Springs — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rogers (Hobbs State Park & War Eagle Mill). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, explore the activities along Beaver Lake, take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, and appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip maker site.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Eureka Springs can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Mountain View.
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Mountain View — 3 nights

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mountain View: Buffalo National River (in Harrison), Sugar Loaf Mountain National Nature Trail (in Higden) and Bud Lady Fishing Guide Service (in Greers Ferry). There's much more to do: Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, hike along Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, and walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

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Traveling by car from Eureka Springs to Mountain View takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs — 4 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 (Mount Holly Cemetery, William J. Clinton Presidential Library, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and immerse yourself in nature at Lake Catherine State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs itinerary builder app.

Getting from Mountain View to Hot Springs by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Murfreesboro.
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Murfreesboro — 1 night

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park, then explore the activities along Lake Greeson, and then admire the majestic nature at Daisy State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Murfreesboro online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Murfreesboro takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Memphis.
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West Memphis — 2 nights

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Village Creek State Park, see the interesting displays at Sultana Disaster Museum, and then try to win big at Southland Casino Hotel. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash and then contemplate the long history of Johnny Cash House.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our West Memphis trip builder.

Drive from Murfreesboro to West Memphis in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Arkansas travel guide

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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.
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