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Columbus to Arkansas drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Arkansas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus to Arkansas. If you're planning a road trip to Arkansas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Columbus
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:32 am  Cincinnati
eat at Rhinegeist Brewery
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:32 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:18 pm  Louisville
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 3:48 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:26 pm  Mammoth Cave National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Mammoth Cave National Park
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:21 am  Grand Rivers
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:21 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:41 pm  Kennett
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:41 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:11 pm  Pocahontas (Arkansas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:11 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:05 pm  arrive at Arkansas

day 2 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Cincinnati  (46 answers)
    Washington Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Cincinnati:
        Rhinegeist Brewery
        Skyline Chili
        The Eagle
    questions about Cincinnati:
        Best free things to do in Cincinnati?
        The best of Cincinnati?
        Top dining spots in Cincinnati!?
        Where is the best place to grab an early dinner in Cincinnati
        Running near Eden Park?

Louisville  (63 answers)
    Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory  (3 mentions)
    Churchill Downs  (2 mentions)
    Muhammad Ali Center  (2 mentions)
    Fourth Street Live!  (2 mentions)
    Louisville Slugger Field  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Louisville:
        Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
        Basa Restaurant
        Milkwood Restaurant
        Jeff Ruby's Louisville
        Hyatt Regency Louisville
    questions about Louisville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Louisville for a first time visitor?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
        Any cool things to do/places to eat in Louisville?
        Hotels to stay at during the Kentucky Derby?
        Has anyone been to Butchertown Market?

Mammoth Cave National Park  (14 mentions)

Grand Rivers  (2 answers)


Pocahontas (Arkansas)

What are some things to do in Arkansas?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Arkansas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Audrey from asked:
Interesting places near I-40  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Arkansas to Columbus drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Columbus to Arkansas. Or get a full Columbus to Arkansas flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Columbus well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Columbus!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 741 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 36 minutes
Arkansas is 1 hour behind Columbus
56 Columbus travel answers
46 Cincinnati travel answers
63 Louisville travel answers
2 Grand Rivers travel answers
1 Kennett travel answer
1 Pocahontas (Arkansas) travel answer
15 Arkansas travel answers


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