9 days in Des Moines & Savannah Itinerary

9 days in Des Moines & Savannah Itinerary

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Des Moines
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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, learn about all things military at Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center, then explore the world behind art at Salisbury House, and finally stroll around Heritage Carousel. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Seven Oaks Recreation and then engage your brain at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Des Moines day trip planner.

New York City to Des Moines is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Des Moines. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get slightly colder in Des Moines: highs are around 37°F and lows about 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Savannah

— 7 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
We've included these beaches for you: Coligny Beach and Folly Field Beach Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Savannah Historic District and Bonaventure Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Beaufort (The Point, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, admire the masterpieces at Savannah African Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip planning tool.

You can fly from Des Moines to Savannah in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Savannah due to the time zone difference. In December, Savannah is much hotter than Des Moines - with highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips