4 days in Iowa Itinerary

4 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  5 h 15 min
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Des Moines
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Davenport
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dubuque
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at La Vida Loca Winery, cool off at Adventureland, and then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Des Moines trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Des Moines is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to Des Moines, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Montreal in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Des Moines: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Davenport.

Things to do in Des Moines

Theme Parks Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Adventureland, La Vida Loca Winery
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Adventureland ©
Adventureland
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park

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Davenport

Davenport ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, get your bearings at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, then browse for treasures at Antique Archeology, and finally examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum.

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You can drive from Des Moines to Davenport in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dubuque.

Things to do in Davenport

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Le Claire, Walcott
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Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Antique Archeology ©
Antique Archeology
Buffalo Bill Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Museum

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Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and then walk around Eagle Point Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubuque trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Davenport to Dubuque by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dubuque can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Eagle Point Park ©
Eagle Point Park

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