8 days in Des Moines & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Des Moines & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, get to know the resident critters at Blank Park Zoo, and then trek along Brown's Woods.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Des Moines tour itinerary maker website.

Sioux City to Des Moines is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In July in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Hollywood and Disney California Adventure Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park) and Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and grab your bike and head to 26-Mile Bike Path.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Des Moines to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Des Moines to Los Angeles. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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