3 days in Iowa Itinerary

3 days in Iowa Itinerary

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3 days in Iowa Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Dubuque
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Altoona
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: New York City

1
night
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): appreciate the history behind Julien Dubuque Monument.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dubuque trip planner .

New York City to Dubuque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Dubuque is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Altoona.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Eagle Point Park ©
Eagle Point Park

1
night
Altoona

Altoona ©
Altoona is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States and is a part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown Farmers Market, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Altoona trip maker website .

You can drive from Dubuque to Altoona in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Altoona are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Altoona

Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Des Moines
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Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Downtown Farmers Market ©
Downtown Farmers Market

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