12 days in Des Moines, New York City & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Des Moines, New York City & Paris Itinerary

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Des Moines, United States
— 1 night
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New York City, United States
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 8 nights

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Des Moines, United States

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 2nd (Fri), make a trip to The Temple for Performing Arts, examine the collection at Iowa Hall of Pride, and then stroll through Saylorville Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Des Moines trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Des Moines International Airport, The Eastern Iowa Airport and Eppley Airfield. In July, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

New York City, United States

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, then hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Des Moines to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to New York City is 1 hour. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Paris, France

— 8 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Army Museum and Rue du Gros-Horloge. Take a break from the city and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds), Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City) and Rouen (Gros-Horloge, Historial Jeanne d’Arc, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, and stop by Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip maker.

Getting from New York City to Paris by flight takes about 12 hours. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Paris reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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