3 days in Champaign & Dubuque Itinerary

3 days in Champaign & Dubuque Itinerary

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3 days in Champaign & Dubuque Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Champaign
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Dubuque
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h
End: Chicago

1
day
Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. On the 16th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Champaign County History Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery, and then get lost in a book at Champaign Public Library.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Champaign tour planning site .

Chicago to Champaign is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 62°F in Champaign. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Champaign

Museums Shopping
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Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery ©
Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery
Champaign Public Library ©
Champaign Public Library
Champaign County History Museum ©
Champaign County History Museum

2
nights
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, browse the exhibits of National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, then make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., and finally walk around Eagle Point Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind Julien Dubuque Monument, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., and finally stroll around Mines of Spain.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dubuque road trip planning website .

You can drive from Champaign to Dubuque in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. August in Dubuque sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Galena
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Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Eagle Point Park ©
Eagle Point Park

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