3 days in Iowa Itinerary

3 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Dubuque
— 1 day
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Council Bluffs
— 1 night
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Des Moines
— 1 night

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Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and then walk around Mines of Spain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dubuque visit planner.

Springfield to Dubuque is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Springfield, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dubuque, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
Mines of Spain ©
Mines of Spain
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

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Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs ©
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. On the 6th (Thu), walk around Hitchcock Nature Center, thentry your luck at Harrah's Casino, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Council Bluffs day trip planning site.

You can fly from Dubuque to Council Bluffs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dubuque in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Council Bluffs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Casinos Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Hitchcock Nature Center
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Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Hitchcock Nature Center ©
Hitchcock Nature Center

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 7th (Fri), grab your bike and head to High Trestle Trail, stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Des Moines trip planner.

Traveling by car from Council Bluffs to Des Moines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Des Moines, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

High Trestle Trail
Highlights from your plan
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

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