39 days in Sarasota, Des Moines & San Diego Itinerary

39 days in Sarasota, Des Moines & San Diego Itinerary

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39 days in Sarasota, Des Moines & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Sarasota
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Des Moines
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tampa

10
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Busch Gardens (in Tampa), Clearwater Beach (in Clearwater) and The Dali Museum (in St. Petersburg). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Thu) at Legoland Florida Resort. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sarasota itinerary maker app .

Tampa to Sarasota is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Pete Beach, Busch Gardens, Siesta Beach, Legoland Florida Resort, Clearwater Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum
Busch Gardens ©
Busch Gardens
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach

12
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Des Moines: John Wayne Birthplace & Museum (in Winterset) and Ames (Reiman Gardens & Iowa State University). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at High Trestle Trail, get engrossed in the history at Wells Fargo Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clive Greenbelt Trail, and get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Des Moines trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Sarasota to Des Moines takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sarasota to Des Moines. Traveling from Sarasota in November, expect Des Moines to be colder, temps between 51°F and 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ames, Adventureland, La Vida Loca Winery, John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, High Trestle Trail
Highlights from your plan
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Food Tours
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates ©
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

15
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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Traveling by flight from Des Moines to San Diego takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Des Moines in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Star Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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