11 days in Charlottesville & Iowa Itinerary

11 days in Charlottesville & Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Charlottesville
— 6 nights
2
Dubuque
— 1 night
3
West Branch
— 1 night
4
Mason City
— 1 night
5
Winterset
— 1 night

6
nights
Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Frontier Culture Museum and Lee Chapel and Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stonewall Jackson House and Kenmore Plantation and Gardens. Explore Charlottesville's surroundings by going to Canal Basin Square (in Scottsville), Appomattox (McLean House, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, &more) and Crabtree Falls (in Wintergreen). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mulberry Row, take an in-depth tour of The Rising Sun Tavern, take in the pleasant sights at Dinosaur Kingdom II, and gain insight at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Charlottesville travel itinerary planner.

New York City to Charlottesville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Appomattox, Sperryville, Staunton, Lexington
Highlights from your plan
Mulberry Row ©
Mulberry Row
Frontier Culture Museum ©
Frontier Culture Museum
Lee Chapel and Museum ©
Lee Chapel and Museum

1
night
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, then stroll around Eagle Point Park, then do a tasting at Stone Cliff Winery, and finally make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubuque travel route tool.

Getting from Charlottesville to Dubuque by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlottesville to Dubuque is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlottesville in September; daily highs in Dubuque reach 75°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to West Branch.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Eagle Point Park ©
Eagle Point Park
Stone Cliff Winery ©
Stone Cliff Winery
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens ©
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

1
night
West Branch

West Branch ©
West Branch is a city in Cedar and Johnson counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): try your luck at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, contemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read West Branch day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dubuque to West Branch takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in West Branch can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mason City.

Things to do in West Branch

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Highlights from your plan
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site ©
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort ©
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

1
night
Mason City

Mason City ©
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly, contemplate the long history of Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District, then contemplate the long history of Stockman House Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Park Inn Hotel.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mason City itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from West Branch to Mason City takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Winterset.

Things to do in Mason City

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly
Highlights from your plan
Stockman House Museum ©
Stockman House Museum
Historic Park Inn Hotel ©
Historic Park Inn Hotel
Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District ©
Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District

1
night
Winterset

Winterset ©
Winterset is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the views from Roseman Covered Bridge, examine the collection at Iowa Quilt Museum, and then steep yourself in history at John Wayne Birthplace & Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Winterset road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mason City to Winterset takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mason City in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Winterset, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Winterset

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum ©
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum
Iowa Quilt Museum ©
Iowa Quilt Museum
Roseman Covered Bridge ©
Roseman Covered Bridge

Similar plans

15 days in Iowa & Durango BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 22 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Charlottesville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans