11 days in Des Moines & Nashville Itinerary

11 days in Des Moines & Nashville Itinerary

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Des Moines
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Des Moines — 4 nights

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Take a break from Des Moines with a short trip to Raccoon River Valley Trail in Jefferson, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, take in the views from High Trestle Trail Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clive Greenbelt Trail, and grab your bike and head to Saylorville Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Des Moines trip planning website.

New York City to Des Moines is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Des Moines is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 6 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Carter House (in Franklin), Diamond Caverns (in Park City) and Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, visit Downtown Nashville, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and admire the landmark architecture of Nashville Parthenon.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville driving holiday planner.

Getting from Des Moines to Nashville by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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