8 days in Nauvoo & Kirtland Itinerary

8 days in Nauvoo & Kirtland Itinerary

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Nauvoo
— 3 nights
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Kirtland
— 3 nights
Drive to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Fly to Phoenix

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Nauvoo — 3 nights

Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. Venture out of the city with trips to Rooster in a Top Hat (in East Peoria), Hannibal (Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, Rockcliffe Mansion (Tours), &more) and Peoria (Caterpillar Visitors Center & Peoria Zoo). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Nauvoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nauvoo Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Snake Alley, and don't miss a visit to Joseph Smith Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nauvoo journey planner.

Phoenix to Nauvoo is an approximately 23-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in April, expect Nauvoo to be cooler, temps between 63°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kirtland.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Kirtland — 3 nights

Kirtland is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. Kirtland is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at The Holden Arboretum, explore the historical opulence of Squire's Castle, admire the sheer force of Chagrin Waterfalls, and make a trip to Canopy Walk & Emergent Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kirtland trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Nauvoo to Kirtland in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nauvoo to Kirtland. When traveling from Nauvoo in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kirtland: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails
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