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Columbus to Fort Smith drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Fort Smith road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus to Fort Smith. If you're planning a road trip to Fort Smith, 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

9:00 am  start in Columbus
drive for about 1 hour

10:08 am  Dayton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:08 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:05 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:52 pm  Terre Haute (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:52 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:32 pm  Old 66
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Old 66
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:42 am  Rolla
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:42 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:29 pm  Springfield (Missouri)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:29 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:20 pm  Eureka Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:20 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:21 pm  arrive in Fort Smith

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Dayton  (15 answers)
    questions about Dayton:

Indianapolis  (60 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Safe area?

Terre Haute (Indiana)  (4 answers)
    questions about Terre Haute (Indiana):
        What is there to see in terre haute

Old 66  (2 mentions)
    questions about Old 66:
        Motels to stay overnight


Springfield (Missouri)  (11 answers)
    questions about Springfield (Missouri):
        Can't miss restaurants in Springfield?
        What town is about 500 miles west of Springfield MO on Interstate 40

Eureka Springs  (5 answers)

What are some things to do in Fort Smith?

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!

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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 Fort Smith 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 Fort Smith. Or get a full Columbus to Fort Smith 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 833 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 10 minutes
Fort Smith is 1 hour behind Columbus
56 Columbus travel answers
15 Dayton travel answers
60 Indianapolis travel answers
4 Terre Haute (Indiana) travel answers
1 Rolla travel answer
11 Springfield (Missouri) travel answers
5 Eureka Springs travel answers
6 Fort Smith travel answers


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