10 days in Des Moines & Seaside Itinerary

10 days in Des Moines & Seaside Itinerary

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10 days in Des Moines & Seaside Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
1
Des Moines
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Seaside
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Des Moines

5
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Des Moines side-trips: John Wayne Birthplace & Museum (in Winterset) and Ames (Iowa State University & Reiman Gardens). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Sat) at Adventureland. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Iowa State Fairgrounds, browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown Farmers Market, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blank Park Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Des Moines online holiday maker .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Des Moines. In July in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seaside.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ames, Adventureland, Raccoon River Park, High Trestle Trail, John Wayne Birthplace & Museum
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Iowa State Fairgrounds ©
Iowa State Fairgrounds
Adventureland ©
Adventureland
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park

3
nights
Seaside

Seaside ©
Seaside is an unincorporated master-planned community on the Florida panhandle in Walton County, between Panama City Beach and Destin. Seaside is known for beaches, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, view the masterpieces at Modus Photography, get a taste of the local shopping with Fusion Art Glass Gallery, and play a few rounds at Windswept Dunes Golfcourse.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seaside vacation builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Des Moines to Seaside. Traveling from Des Moines in July, Seaside is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seaside

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Rosa Beach, Freeport, Eden Gardens State Park
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Eden Gardens State Park ©
Eden Gardens State Park
Sundog Books ©
Sundog Books
Beach Sand Sculptures ©
Beach Sand Sculptures

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