12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
1
Jay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Palmyra
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Kirtland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
4
Carthage
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Nauvoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Jay

Jay ©
Jay is one of the northernmost towns in Orleans County, Vermont, United States, located on the Canada–US border. Jay Peak Resort has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), make a splash at Jay Peak Pump House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jay Peak Resort, and then hit the slopes at Smugglers' Notch Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Newport Bike Path, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Willoughby, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Everyday Life.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jay trip itinerary builder site.

Phoenix to Jay is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Jay due to the time zone difference. In July, Jay is much colder than Phoenix - with highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palmyra.

Things to do in Jay

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Newport Bike Path, Smugglers' Notch Resort, Lake Willoughby, Museum of Everyday Life
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Smugglers' Notch Resort ©
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Jay Peak Resort ©
Jay Peak Resort
Museum of Everyday Life ©
Museum of Everyday Life

4
nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
Family-friendly places like The Strong National Museum of Play and Tree Creations in Geneseo will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palmyra: Watkins Glen State Park (in Watkins Glen), Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil) and Ithaca (Robert Treman State Park & Stewart Park).

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Palmyra day trip app.

You can drive from Jay to Palmyra in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Palmyra, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kirtland.

Things to do in Palmyra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ithaca, Watkins Glen State Park, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Letchworth State Park, Tree Creations in Geneseo
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Greek Peak Mountain Resort ©
Greek Peak Mountain Resort

2
nights
Kirtland

Kirtland ©
Kirtland is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Patterson Fruit Farms, then admire the majestic nature at Punderson State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Holden Arboretum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Kirtland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Sage's Apples, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chagrin Waterfalls, then admire the majestic nature at Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park, and finally relax in the rural setting at Sunrise Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kirtland road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Palmyra to Kirtland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Kirtland are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Carthage.

Things to do in Kirtland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sunrise Farm, Sage's Apples, Patterson Fruit Farms, Punderson State Park, Chagrin Waterfalls
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The Holden Arboretum ©
The Holden Arboretum
Chagrin Waterfalls ©
Chagrin Waterfalls
Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park ©
Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park

1
night
Carthage

Carthage ©
Carthage is a city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carthage Jail.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carthage online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kirtland to Carthage. Traveling from Kirtland to Carthage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nauvoo.

Things to do in Carthage

Historic Sites Museums
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Carthage Jail ©
Carthage Jail
Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum ©
Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum

2
nights
Nauvoo

Nauvoo ©
Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. On the 20th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nauvoo Temple, contemplate the long history of Historic Nauvoo, and then have some family-friendly fun at FunCity. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Joseph Smith Historic Site and then take an in-depth tour of Rheinberger House Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nauvoo trip planner.

Nauvoo is very close to Carthage. In July, daily temperatures in Nauvoo can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

FunCity
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Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
FunCity ©
FunCity
Nauvoo Temple ©
Nauvoo Temple

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