15 days in Iowa Itinerary

15 days in Iowa Itinerary

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15 days in Iowa Itinerary

London
Fly:  16​h
Davenport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Dubuque
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Iowa City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Des Moines
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Council Bluffs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Sioux City
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Clear Lake
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
London

2
days
Davenport

Davenport
Davenport is the largest city located along the Mississippi River in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): snap pictures at Davenport Skybridge, examine the collection at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, then browse for treasures at Antique Archaeology, then examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Wide River Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Chocolate Manor, explore the world behind art at Figge Art Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vander Veer Botanical Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Pine Creek Grist Mill.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Davenport trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Davenport is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Davenport is minus 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in February: highs in Davenport hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dubuque.

Things to do in Davenport

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Claire, Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Wide River Winery, Pine Creek Grist Mill
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Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Antique Archaeology ©
Antique Archaeology
Wide River Winery
Wide River Winery

3
days
Dubuque

Dubuque
Dubuque is a city in and the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Explore Dubuque's surroundings by going to Field of Dreams Movie Site (in Dyersville), Eagles Landing Winery (in Marquette) and Pikes Peak State Park (in McGregor). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, try your luck at Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, and make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dubuque trip builder.

Getting from Davenport to Dubuque by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Dubuque can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Iowa City.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Fun & Games Wineries

Side Trips

Field of Dreams Movie Site, Pikes Peak State Park, Eagles Landing Winery
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St. Luke's United Methodist Church ©
Eagles Landing Winery ©
Eagles Landing Winery

1
day
Iowa City

Iowa City ©
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of University of Iowa, take an in-depth tour of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and finally do a tasting at Brick Arch Winery.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Iowa City travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Dubuque to Iowa City takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Iowa City

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

West Branch
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Brick Arch Winery ©
Brick Arch Winery

3
days
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Sat) at Adventureland Park. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, browse the eclectic array of goods at Farmers Market, stroll through Blank Park Zoo, and get into the urban bustle at Des Moines Civic Center.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Des Moines online itinerary creator.

Getting from Iowa City to Des Moines by car takes about 2 hours. February in Des Moines sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Adventureland Park, Summerset Winery
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Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Summerset Winery ©
Summerset Winery
Iowa State Fairgrounds ©
Iowa State Fairgrounds

1
day
Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States and is on the east bank of the Missouri River across from what is now the much larger city of Omaha, Nebraska. On the 11th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Lewis and Clark Park, then try your luck at Harrah's Casino, then enjoy some diversion at Horseshoe, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dodge House-Historic General.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Council Bluffs itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Council Bluffs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Council Bluffs, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sioux City.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Fun & Games Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe
Horseshoe
Dodge House-Historic General
Dodge House-Historic General
Lewis and Clark Park ©
Lewis and Clark Park

few
hours
Sioux City

Sioux City
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the western part of the State of Iowa. To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sioux City trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Council Bluffs to Sioux City in 1.5 hours. In February in Sioux City, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -12°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Clear Lake.

Things to do in Sioux City

Fun & Games Nightlife Casinos

2
days
Clear Lake

Clear Lake ©
For the Lake of Clear Lake, see Clear Lake.Clear Lake is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Historic Park Inn, contemplate the long history of Meredith Willson Boyhood Home, then enjoy some music at The Music Man Square, then try to win big at Diamond Jo Worth Casino, and finally don't miss a visit to Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Stockman House Rcshp, look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Creek Nature Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Clear Lake State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Clear Lake custom trip planner.

Drive from Sioux City to Clear Lake in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Sioux City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Clear Lake, ranging from highs of -3°C to lows of -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clear Lake

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Mason City, Diamond Jo Worth Casino
Highlights from your plan
Clear Lake State Park ©
Clear Lake State Park
Historic Park Inn ©
Historic Park Inn
Diamond Jo Worth Casino ©
Diamond Jo Worth Casino

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