2 days in United States Itinerary

2 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Grottoes
— Few hours
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport
New York City
— 1 night
Des Moines
— Few hours



Grottoes is an incorporated town in Augusta and Rockingham counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Caverns.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grottoes trip itinerary maker.

Des Moines to Grottoes is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Des Moines to Grottoes, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Grottoes can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grottoes

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

New York City

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 16th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Grottoes to New York City with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Grottoes in August, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Des Moines travel route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Des Moines in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Des Moines is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in August, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Des Moines. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Iowa travel guide

Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."