1 day in Des Moines & Memphis Itinerary

1 day in Des Moines & Memphis Itinerary

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Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Des Moines trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Des Moines. In July, daytime highs in Des Moines are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Memphis

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Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip site.

You can fly from Des Moines to Memphis in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Des Moines in July, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums
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