6 days in Nauvoo & Carthage Itinerary

6 days in Nauvoo & Carthage Itinerary

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Fly to Quad City International Airport, Drive to Nauvoo
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Nauvoo
— 2 nights
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Carthage
— 3 nights
Drive to Joplin Regional Airport, Fly to Phoenix

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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nauvoo Temple and Baxter's Vineyards. Step off the beaten path and head to Carthage Jail and Joseph Smith Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nauvoo: Keosauqua (Lacey Keosauqua State Park & Bentonsport National Historic District) and Bentonsport Bridge (in Bentonsport). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Brigham Young Home and take an in-depth tour of Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nauvoo day trip tool.

Phoenix to Nauvoo is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Nauvoo is 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get much colder in Nauvoo: highs are around 67°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carthage.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Carthage

— 3 nights
Carthage is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia and Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes and Carthage Civil War Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Carthage: Fort Scott (Fort Scott National Cemetery & Gordon Parks Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Phelps House and admire the striking features of Jasper County Circuit Clerk's Office.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carthage journey website.

Traveling by car from Nauvoo to Carthage takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carthage

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips