8 days in Lockport, Ottawa & Des Moines Itinerary

8 days in Lockport, Ottawa & Des Moines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

©
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Lockport
— 1 day
Drive
2
Ottawa
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Des Moines
— 4 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3

Lockport

— 1 day
Lockport is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States, located 30 miles southwest of Chicago. Your day by day itinerary now includes Shedd Aquarium. On the 27th (Sat), look for gifts at Adagio Teas, have fun and explore at Dupage Children's Museum, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lockport day trip planner.

Augusta to Lockport is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. May in Lockport sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Lockport

Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Ottawa

— 3 nights
Ottawa is a city located at the confluence of the navigable Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. On the 28th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Matthiessen State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Starved Rock State Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Standard Oil Gas Station, see the interesting displays at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, then see the interesting displays at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Livingston County War Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ottawa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lockport to Ottawa takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Des Moines

— 4 nights
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Step out of Des Moines with an excursion to Reiman Gardens in Ames--about 36 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Wed) at Adventureland. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, meet the residents at Blank Park Zoo, hunt for treasures at Downtown Farmers Market, and stroll around Gray's Lake Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Des Moines trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Des Moines by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips