15 days in East Iowa Itinerary

15 days in East Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Iowa vacation planner
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Davenport
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Dubuque
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Davenport — 6 nights

Davenport is the county seat of Scott County in Iowa and is the largest of the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area with a population estimate of 382,630 and a CSA population of 474,226, making it the 90th largest CSA in the nation. Get out of town with these interesting Davenport side-trips: Clinton (George M. Curtis Mansion, Wide River Winery, &more) and Tycoga Winery (in DeWitt). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Figge Art Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Putnam Museum & Science Center, stop by Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, and make a trip to Soldier's Monument.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Davenport day trip app.

Des Moines to Davenport is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In October in Davenport, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Dubuque.
Museums · Parks · Wineries · Casinos
Side Trips

Dubuque — 8 nights

Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Explore Dubuque's surroundings by going to Anamosa (Wapsipinicon State Park & National Motorcycle Museum) and Dyersville (Dyer-Botsford Doll Museum, St. Francis Basilica, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., learn about winemaking at Barrel Head Winery, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and stroll around Eagle Point Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubuque travel planner.

Traveling by car from Davenport to Dubuque takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Parks · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips