12 days in Southwest Ohio, Palmyra & Nauvoo Itinerary

12 days in Southwest Ohio, Palmyra & Nauvoo Itinerary

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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 2 nights
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Palmyra
— 3 nights
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Nauvoo
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati — 2 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Houdini's Room Escape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati holiday planner.

Phoenix to Cincinnati is an approximately 30-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to Cincinnati, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Cincinnati hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.
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Springfield — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Heritage Center of Clark County, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, and then hike along Little Miami Scenic Trail. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Springfield Museum of Art and then examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Springfield day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Springfield takes 1.5 hours. In June in Springfield, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Palmyra.
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Palmyra — 3 nights

On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Ganondagan State Historic Site, then try your luck at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and then steep yourself in history at Smith Family Farm. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Book of Mormon Publication Site, take an in-depth tour of Historic Palmyra Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Phelps General Store.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Palmyra itinerary planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Palmyra in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Palmyra, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nauvoo.
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Nauvoo — 2 nights

Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Baxter's Vineyards, explore the activities along Mosquito Park, then don't miss a visit to Snake Alley, and finally get your game on at FunCity. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nauvoo Temple, deepen your understanding at Historic Nauvoo, and then make a trip to Brigham Young Home.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nauvoo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Palmyra to Nauvoo takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Palmyra in June; daily highs in Nauvoo reach 83°F and lows reach 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
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