7 days in Des Moines & Moab Itinerary

7 days in Des Moines & Moab Itinerary

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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Salisbury House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Confluence Brewing Company, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, and finally make a trip to The Temple for Performing Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Oaks Recreation, make a splash at Clive Aquatic Center, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at 515 Brewing Company.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Des Moines visit planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Des Moines. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Des Moines

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 14th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Fiend.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moab tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Des Moines to Moab in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Des Moines to Moab, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Des Moines, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails