22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Independence
— 3 nights
Drive:  18​h
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Susquehanna
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Palmyra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Kirtland
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Nauvoo
— 4 nights
Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

3
nights
Independence

Independence ©
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Do some cultural sightseeing at Harry S Truman National Historic Site and The Truman Courthouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Bingham Waggoner Estate and Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Independence Square, examine the collection at 1879 Chicago & Alton RR Depot, get engrossed in the history at National Frontier Trails Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Stone Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Independence trip builder tool .

Salt Lake City to Independence is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Independence, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Independence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate
Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum ©
Jail, Marshal's Home & Museum

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some cultural insight at Smithsonian American Art Museum and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. You'll discover tucked-away gems like U.S. National Arboretum and National Portrait Gallery. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and take a stroll through Georgetown.

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Traveling by car from Independence to Washington DC takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Independence to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Capitol Hill ©
Capitol Hill

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get a sense of the local culture at Independence Mall and National Museum of American Jewish History. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Penn Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, contemplate the long history of Washington Square Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Susquehanna.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Penn Museum ©
Penn Museum

few
hours
Susquehanna

Susquehanna ©
Susquehanna Depot, often referred to simply as Susquehanna, is a borough in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, located on the Susquehanna River 23mi southeast of Binghamton, New York. On the 21st (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Salt Springs State Park and then steep yourself in history at Priesthood Restoration Site.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Susquehanna travel planning site .

Getting from Philadelphia to Susquehanna by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect Susquehanna to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Palmyra.

Things to do in Susquehanna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salt Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
Salt Springs State Park ©
Salt Springs State Park
Priesthood Restoration Site ©
Priesthood Restoration Site

2
nights
Palmyra

Palmyra ©
On the 22nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Book of Mormon Publication Site, then contemplate the long history of Smith Family Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heritage Square Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Phelps General Store, get engrossed in the history at Historic Palmyra Museum, and then bet on a winner at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Palmyra route maker tool .

You can drive from Susquehanna to Palmyra in 3 hours. June in Palmyra sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kirtland.

Things to do in Palmyra

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Ontario, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack
Highlights from your plan
Book of Mormon Publication Site ©
Book of Mormon Publication Site
Smith Family Farm ©
Smith Family Farm
Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm ©
Shadow Hills Maple Syrup Farm

1
night
Kirtland

Kirtland ©
Kirtland is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. On the 24th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Patterson Fruit Farms and then admire the majestic nature at Chapin Forest Reservation.

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Traveling by car from Palmyra to Kirtland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Palmyra in June, Kirtland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nauvoo.

Things to do in Kirtland

Nature Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Patterson Fruit Farms
Highlights from your plan
Chapin Forest Reservation ©
Chapin Forest Reservation
Patterson Fruit Farms ©
Patterson Fruit Farms

4
nights
Nauvoo

Nauvoo ©
Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. Get some historical perspective at Historic Nauvoo and Nauvoo State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Joseph Smith Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Terry Trueblood Recreational Area (in Iowa City), Kalona Historical Village (in Kalona) and Mount Pleasant (Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana & Midwest Central Railroad). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nauvoo Temple, steep yourself in history at Brigham Young Home, do a tasting at Baxter's Vineyards, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Carthage Jail.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nauvoo driving holiday planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kirtland to Nauvoo. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Nauvoo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Carthage, Mount Pleasant, Kalona Historical Village, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Terry Trueblood Recreational Area
Highlights from your plan
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Nauvoo State Park ©
Nauvoo State Park

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