4 days in Iowa Itinerary

4 days in Iowa Itinerary

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4 days in Iowa Itinerary

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

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 18th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Julien Dubuque Monument. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., observe the fascinating underwater world at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, then learn about winemaking at Stone Cliff Winery, and finally walk around Eagle Point Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dubuque planning website .

New York City to Dubuque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Dubuque. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Dubuque hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Altoona.

Things to do in Dubuque

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

National Motorcycle Museum, Antique Archeology, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
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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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): hunt for treasures at Downtown Farmers Market, then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, and then stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Altoona tour planner.

You can drive from Dubuque to Altoona in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Altoona can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough 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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